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Frequently Asked Questions - COVID-19 Testing at Centra Care (North Carolina)

AdventHealth Centra Care has COVID-19 antigen and PCR testing available for patients with a provider visit at our location in Arden, NC. 

Can I come in for just a test?

All patients must have a provider visit for evaluation to receive a COVID-19 test.

How do I know if I need a COVID-19 test?

If you’re experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, it’s important that you also get tested.

Coronavirus symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

They will typically appear between 2 and 14 days of when you’re exposed to the virus.

Who can be tested?

Any patient can be tested with a provider visit at our location in Arden, NC. 

What should I expect for a COVID-19 test?

Both the antigen and PCR tests consist of a nasal swab.

How long does it take to get my test results?

COVID-19 antigen test results are ready within 15 minutes. For patients who received a PCR test at Centra Care prior to June 23, 2020, please call 877-VIRUSHQ for questions regarding your results.