Where To Find Rapid COVID Testing In Sacramento

When you need a Covid-19 test, getting a test with fast answers can help you do your part to break the chain of transmission and protect those around you. Let’s talk about where you can find rapid Covid testing in Sacramento.

Where you can find rapid Covid testing in Sacramento

There are several ways to get tested for Covid-19 in Sacramento. However, for those looking for rapid options, keep in mind that some locations do not carry this diagnostic.

Rapid tests can be found through the following resources:

Before you go…

You will need to make an appointment as well as complete a health pre-screening. You should also check whether the testing location has limitations such as age restrictions or walk-up or drive-through only services to avoid needing to make trips to multiple testing locations.

Home medical services do not have the same restrictions as in-person testing centers, greatly simplifying tests – an especially valuable element for multi-generational families. Your tests can be performed at the same time without needing to pack the whole family into the car.

What are your rapid Covid-19 testing options?

If you are looking for a test with same-day results, you have two options: rapid antigen and rapid PCR tests. Let’s take a look at the differences between these options.

Rapid antigen tests

  • A nasal swab diagnostic that takes only a few minutes to administer
  • Designed to detect specific proteins located in the outer coating of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19
  • Results can be processed immediately and are available within 15 minutes
  • Less sensitive than RT-PCR tests and have a 1 in 5 chance of returning incorrect results
  • This test cannot be used to meet airline travel requirements, but may satisfy employers or schools

Rapid PCR testing

  • A nasal swab diagnostic that takes only a few minutes to administer
  • Designed to detect genetic material from the RNA of SARS-CoV-2
  • Results can be processed onsite and are available within 30 minutes of the appointment
  • A highly sensitive, highly accurate test
  • This test can satisfy testing requirements for airlines, employers, and schools

In-home rapid Covid-19 tests: a safer, easier alternative

Rapid in-person tests may work for many people. However, they aren’t right for everyone.

You may want to consider in-home testing if:

  • You are in a vulnerable group and need to limit potential exposure to the virus, such as the elderly, pregnant women, or those who are immunocompromised.
  • Your family has very young or very old members who need to get tested and your local testing site cannot accommodate everyone at the same time.
  • You have mobility considerations or transportation difficulties (you should not use a rideshare service or use public transportation while you are sick)

In addition to these benefits, in-home tests are a time-saver since your appointment comes to you.

How does in-home rapid Covid-19 testing work?

In-home testing with a medical service is as simple as it is safe. Here’s what you can expect.

  • Your nurse will come to your home with medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) and all of the materials necessary to perform the test(s)
  • The nurse will administer the nasal swab to all family members and process the samples onsite
  • The nurse will report the results when they are ready
  • If anyone tests positive, the nurse will provide further medical guidance


Get A Rapid Covid-19 Test In Sacramento – At Home

If you need to know whether you or someone in your family has Covid-19, Drip Hydration can bring rapid tests to your home in Sacramento. With our rapid antigen and Accula rapid PCR tests, we can help you do your part to break the chain of transmission and keep those around you safe.

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