You may be wondering what types of tests an urgent care can perform. Some tests are unique to your doctor’s office and others can only be done at a hospital or emergency room. The following is a list of tests that can typically be completed in our GoHealth Urgent Care Centers.
X-rays: We can do x-ray imaging to the bones (to check for fractures and breaks) and the chest (to check for pneumonia and/or other abnormalities in the chest and lungs). In most of our centers, we have a mobile x-ray machine that will come into your exam room, so you don’t have to move! If the mobile x-ray machine is not available, a staff member will help you into our x-ray room.
ECG: We use the Electrocardiogram (ECG) test to measure electrical patterns of the heart to check for abnormal rhythms and evidence of a heart attack. This simple test can save lives. If there is any sign of a heart attack, we will immediately transfer you to a nearby emergency room for more care.
Strep Test: A throat swab is done to test for strep bacteria in the throat. It takes about 5-10 minutes to receive the results.
Mono: A finger stick blood test can be done to test for mononucleosis. It takes about 5-10 minutes to receive the results.
Influenza/flu: A nasal swab test can help determine if you have “the flu”, a viral respiratory infection. It takes about 10-15 minutes to receive the results.
Urinalysis: This urine test helps look for infection, blood, and more. This test is used to detect Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs), kidney disease, and diabetes and can also help with diagnosis abdominal pain.
Urine HCG: A urine human chorionic gonadotropin test (Urine HCG) determines if you are pregnant. Test results are immediate but will not always be accurate if taken too soon (prior to 10 days after your missed period)
STD testing: We can use a swab or utilize urine samples to test for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. Labs will be sent off for results, which may be returned in several days or a week.
Vaginitis tests: A swab or culture can be done to test for bacterial vaginosis or yeast infections.
Cultures: We can do cultures to see if bacteria are growing in urine, the throat, and wounds. Test results will depend on the type of cultures being tested.
PPD: This test is an injection placed in the skin to screen for tuberculosis. Your healthcare provider will need to read the skin test 48-72 hours after the initial injection.
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We at GoHealth Urgent Care can provide all the above tests, many with results right there while you wait. If you have any questions about the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local GoHealth Urgent Care. Click below if there’s anything we can do today to help you feel better: