One-Hour PCR Testing at Urgent Care

African American little boy with his mother during PCR test of coronavirus in a medical lab. Laboratory assistant taking a nasal swab for coronavirus sample

Get accurate COVID-19 test results quickly!

When your child has a cough, difficulty catching their breath or congestion, you as a parent – and all of us here at Alzein Pediatrics – want an accurate diagnosis so proper and effective treatment can start as soon as possible. 

The trouble is that proper treatment depends upon discovering what’s causing these symptoms in the first place. Children suffering from a viral infection won’t respond to antibiotics – and prescribing these bacteria-killers can lead to antibiotic resistant and create superbugs. With COVID-19 still a medical crisis, no one wants to add a bacteria monster to the mix. 

Alzein Pediatric Urgent Care is very pleased to offer patients on-site BioFire PCR tests, with accurate results in under an hour. With a simple nasal swab, the BioFire PCR testing system can identify the most prevalent forms of bacteria and well over a dozen viruses. BioFire is the perfect option when you need a COVID-19 PCR test result quickly, for travel or private or public events. 

BioFire can diagnose:

  • Variety of coronaviruses including COVID-19
  • Metapneumovirus
  • Rhinovirus/enterovirus
  • Adenovirus
  • Varieties of influenza or “the flu”
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV

The BioFire testing system has a 97.1% sensitivity rate and a 99.3% specificity rate, giving you and our healthcare providers unmatched accuracy in less than 60 minutes. It also identifies any co-infections, when your child is infected with more than one virus or bacteria. This enables our providers to prescribe the appropriate medications, therapies and care instructions, putting your child on the path to wellness faster and more effectively. 

Remember, Alzein Pediatric Urgent Care is not restricted to registered Alzein Pediatric patients. Any infant, toddler, child, teen or young adult can access our outstanding, evidence-based care at Urgent Care.  

Urgent Care is located below the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn, 5106 Museum Drive at 95th Street and 51st Avenue. You can make an appointment by clicking here, call us at 708-424-7600 or walk in anytime Monday through Thursday 10 am to 8 pm, Fridays from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. 

When your child has a stuffy nose, has trouble breathing or has a cough, either dry or mucus-producing, bring them into Urgent Care and ask for the BioFire PCR test. Alzein Pediatric Urgent Care is here to help!

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