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Lourdes Urgent Care to offer rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test

Results from Abbott Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test are ready in as little as 5 minutes
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Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 15:03:26-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - Starting Friday, April 10, Lourdes Urgent Care will begin testing Lafayette area residents for the COVID-19 virus. Patients that qualify for the Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Molecular Test will know their results in as little as 5 to 13 minutes, according to a press release from Lourdes Urgent Care.

Those in the Lafayette region who would like to obtain a rapid COVID-19 test must first be screened at a Lourdes Urgent Care clinic or via a "Virtual Visit" video consultation which can be scheduled at https://www.mylourdesurgentcare.com/. Any patient that meets required CDC criteria will be referred to a designated Lourdes Urgent Care test site for same-day or next-day rapid COVID-19 testing. The urgent care clinic in Broussard is temporarily closed.

The tests are covered by most insurance, but are $55 out of pocket.

If you have symptoms (Cough, Fever, Shortness of Breath) consistent with COVID-19 and you prefer to visit one of the clinics, call prior to coming to the location. For locations and hours of the Lourdes Urgent Care go to https://www.mylourdesurgentcare.com/.

The new Abbott ID NOW Rapid COVID-19 Molecular Test was approved by the FDA under its emergency use program after it was deemed safe and effective, stated in the press release. It was developed for use on the same testing platform Lourdes Urgent Care utilizes to diagnose patients for the flu and strep throat. Over the years, Abbott's rapid testing system has proven to be accurate and reliable.