1 HOUR RT-PCR COVID Test For Travel
In 2020, Urgent Medical Care & MRI opened its doors to patients in the city of Jersey City. Our mission has been to provide community care in a safe environment — earning us a reputation as a quality healthcare facility of the area.
Our personalized services allows us to manage most health concerns our patients might experience.
Know Before You Go To Madison Square Garden!
Sports is back in play. If you’re planning to watch a basketball or hockey game at Madison Square Garden, you’ll need a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the game.
Come to Urgent Medical Care and MRI located in Jersey City. 1 Hour RT-PCR testing is now available! Open seven days a week. We can help get your results quickly.
Urgent Care & MRI is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak. Asymptomatic patients are welcome to walk in for testing. Patients experiencing respiratory distress, please call 911. Our centers currently offer the following COVID-19 tests:
- Rapid Antigen 15 Min Test (Nasal Swab)
- Rapid Antibody 15 Min Test (Blood Sample)
- RT-PCR 1 Hour Test (Nasal Swab)
- Lab RT-PCR (Nasal Swab)
Per the CDC:
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Mild to severe fever, Cough, Shortness of breath and Aches and Pains.
Antigen tests are quick diagnostic tests. It identifies the protein that is part of the novel Coronavirus. It can be done with a nasal swab. Antigen tests provide results rapidly and are economical. Sometimes, researchers doubt the accuracy of this test if a person is not near a peak infection.
Antigen tests are faster and less expensive than PCR tests. For a large number of people, an antigen test is preferred and practical. If a healthcare professional fully obey the instructions, then a positive result should be considered accurate. Many healthcare professionals recommend getting a PCR test for confirmation if they have been exposed to or experience COVID-19 symptoms but have a negative antigen test5.
PCR test is also known as a molecular PCR test. This procedure collects cell samples and fluids from your respiratory system with the help of a nasal swab. It is a lab technique that detects the genetic material of the virus. More precisely, the sample fluid is collected from your nostrils (back of your nose) with the help of a long swab (nasopharyngeal swab). It can also be done with an oropharyngeal swab (inserting a long swab into the back of your throat.
Results may be accessible in minutes if analyzed on-site or several days if sent to an outside laboratory, or longer in locations with test processing delays. When properly performed by a trained healthcare professional, PCR tests are very precise3.
It helps in the identification of specific genes for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is responsible for COVID-19. A nasal swab is used to collect the specimen which is inserted into the passageway between the back of the throat and nose4.
An antibody test is also called a serology test. This test is carried out with a blood sample that may screen past infection of the virus that causes COVID-19. This test is used to investigate or confirm the response of the body’s immune system to the virus6. This tells us that your body has built up some possible immunity to the virus.
Reviews & Endorsements
“This place was a great center to get tested for covid -19. They helped me very quickly, efficiently and made me feel safe. It was also extremely clean. I was very happy with my experience there.”