The rapid antigen testing in Torrance is a type of COVID-testing in high demand due to it’s results speed. The southern Californian city nicknamed “T Town” is home to about 150,000 residents. Located about 30 minutes south of downtown Los Angeles and directly north of the prestigious Palos Verdes Peninsula. It boasts of being the home of many celebrities. Torrance doesn’t fall short in terms of recreation and entertainment as it’s blessed with parks, coffee shops, and restaurants.
Many testing experts have adopted the fast and inexpensive, rapid antigen tests in Torrance’s testing site. Especially in situations where the PCR testing capacity is limited. It is the more preferred option when there are high cases of the virus. And according to the ECDC, The use of rapid antigen tests is appropriate in high prevalence settings when a positive result is likely to indicate real infection and low prevalence settings to identify highly infectious cases rapidly.
What is Rapid COVID Antigen Test?
According to the FDA, rapid antigen COVID-19 tests take a mucus sample from the nose or throat and are analyzed by the health professional, and you get your result in minutes. Unlike the PCR tests, the results are often inaccurate. You may have to do a molecular test to confirm that you are negative if the results come out negative. The rapid antigen test is the ideal test for large scale testing and quick results.
And as PAHO Director Carissa F Etienne said, “By providing results quickly, the new test empowers frontline health workers to better manage cases by isolating patients to prevent further spread and to begin treatment immediately,” Etienne said in a press briefing. “If distributed widely, this new test (rapid antigen test) will transform our COVID response.”
Lifeline Health: Rapid Antigen Testing in Torrance
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. The residents of Torrance can book an appointment from Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm and receive quick COVID-19 testing in our easily accessible clinics
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 ensure our patients’ safety. To book an appointment at our COVID-19 testing site in Torrance or visit our website for more information on our services.