According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are two types of tests available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests. Kingwood Emergency Hospital offers rapid both COVID-19 tests in a clean and safe environment.

Rapid Viral Test: A viral test tells you if you have a current infection. There are different types of viral tests, including:

Antigen Detection test. Viral antigens develop on the surface of cells infected with a specific virus.

Viral Molecular Detection test. Using a sample of tissue or blood or other fluid, the test looks for the genetic material (DNA or RNA) of a specific virus. This test can show the exact virus causing an infection.

Rapid Antibody Test: Antibody tests tells you if you had a previous infection. An antibody test may not be able to show if you have a current infection, because it can take 1-3 weeks after infection to make antibodies.

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Visit Kingwood Emergency Hospital and find out why they consistently rank among Kingwood’s highest-rated patient satisfaction in emergency medicine. While the services they offer do not differ from a hospital ER, their level of service does. At Kingwood Emergency Hospital, patients are seen by emergency physicians within minutes and treated with respect and compassion. They provide a level of VIP treatment that they believe every patient not only deserves but should always expect.

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