Covid Testing

Family Practice & Primary Care Practice located in Sugar Land, TX

If you suspect you have COVID-19 due to exposure by an infected person or symptoms of the illness, see the specialists at Voss Family Clinic in Sugar Land, Texas. The outstanding medical specialists for COVID-19 testing with rapid results in as little as 15 minutes. Call the office to schedule COVID-19 testing, use the online booking feature, or walk in today.

Covid Testing Q&A

What is COVID-19 testing?

Covid testing usually involves a nasal swab, throat swab, saliva sample, or blood test to determine if you’re infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or have antibodies. Knowing if you have COVID-19 helps minimize the risk of spreading the virus to others and take the proper steps to recover as quickly as possible.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The symptoms of COVID-19 vary but may include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Some people experience severe shortness of breath and develop other worrisome complications due to COVID-19. See your specialist for COVID-19 testing and treatment if you have symptoms of the illness. 

Is COVID-19 testing right for me?

COVID-19 testing is appropriate if you develop symptoms of the illness or have known exposure to an infected person. You might require COVID-19 testing if you’re traveling or for your job. If you’re unsure if you should get tested, call Voss Family Clinic and speak with a friendly specialist. 

What should I expect during COVID-19 testing?

What you can expect during COVID-19 testing depends on the test your provider suggests. They might swab your nose or throat or ask for a saliva sample. A blood test determines if you have protective antibodies to COVID-19, meaning you’ve had the illness in the past or were vaccinated for COVID-19.

If you’re interested in getting vaccinated for COVID-19, the Voss Family Clinic offers this service.

How fast will I receive COVID-19 testing results?

You receive rapid COVID-19 results in just 15 minutes, while RT-PCR test results usually take 6, 12, or 24 hours. If you’ve completed COVID-19 antibody testing, you might receive the results after a day or two. A Voss Family Clinic specialist reviews the results with you as soon as they have them.

What if I test positive after COVID-19 testing?

If you test positive for COVID-19, getting plenty of rest, drinking a lot of fluids, eating nutritious foods, and avoiding close contact with other people reduces your risk of spreading the illness. 

Voss Family Clinic offers medications, injections, breathing treatments, and more if you have moderate symptoms. They might refer you to a hospital if you have severe symptoms. 

Call the office, book an appointment online, or simply walk-in today to take advantage of COVID-19 testing at Voss Family Clinic.