COVID Testing in Torrance, Ready to Serve the Community
COVID Testing in Torrance, is now able to serve huge parts of LA county. In the South Bay region of Los Angeles County resides the city of Torrance. Incorporated in 1921, Torrance has become a rapidly growing city in Southern California with a population of around 150,000 people, according to the US census. Torrance is home to many popular beaches, the headquarters of multiple successful corporations, and over 30 city parks. Because of its high population density, Torrance has struggled, like many cities in the United States, to control the spread of COVID-19. If you are a resident of Torrance or the surrounding area, and you or a loved one have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, it is vital that you are aware of the COVID Testing in Torrance. With easy access to testing, Torrance residents can be better equipped to manage the data around where and how fast the virus is spreading. Lifeline Health has recently opened a rapid COVID-19 testing site in Torrance, making it easy for residents to have access to COVID-19 tests.
What types of COVID-19 tests are available?
There are a few different testing options currently available to detect an active or past infection with COVID-19. The FDA has compiled resources with factual information regarding the different types of COVID testing on their website. There are two main categories of COVID-19 tests. One is a diagnostic test, which tests for an active infection, and an antibody test, which detects the presence of an immune system response to a past infection from the virus. If you start to develop symptoms, or believe you have come into contact with someone with COVID-19, you will want to receive a diagnostic test in order to detect if you have an active COVID-19 infection. Currently, according to the FDA, there are two options for diagnostic tests: a molecular test or an antigen test. Antigen tests are the approved rapid COVID-19 testing option. Taken through a nose or mouth swab, antigen tests can yield results within an hour, much faster than the molecular testing option, which can take anywhere from 3-7 days for results. The expansion of rapid antigen testing can be pivotal in the fight to get people back to work and reopen businesses. Pharmacies and health care corporations are working around the clock to expand the access to rapid COVID-19 testing. It is important to note that antigen tests can yield more false negatives than molecular testing, and a healthcare professional might recommend that a patient receive a molecular test rather than an antigen test. Lifeline Health has partnered with COVID Clinic to provide rapid antigen tests to the residents of Torrance at our new drive through testing site that opened in early October 2020.
Lifeline Health: COVID Testing in Torrance
After the success at our premiere site at Silverlakes Sports Complex in Norco, California , Lifeline Health has recently opened another COVID testing site in Torrance, California. Our new site is located at the Choura Headquarters on 540 Hawaii Ave, Torrance, CA 90503. Now on Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, Torrance residents can schedule an appointment and receive rapid COVID-19 testing results with our user friendly and safe drive through set up. Lifeline Health has partnered with COVID Clinic to provide Torrance residents with fast and safe COVID-19 testing administered by trained professionals. We take an abundance of safety precautions, including social distancing and the requirement of face coverings, to help insure the safety of our patients. To book an appointment at our COVID-19 testing site in Torrance, or for more information on our services, head to our website.