Rapid Testing for COVID in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is one of the most well known cities in the world, and the largest city by population in the state of California. Los Angeles is known for being the home to the film and television industry, as well as being the center of American popular culture and celebrity. As of 2018, Los Angeles County reported having over 10 million residents, making it the most populous county in the United States. As we have seen in cities all over the world, a high population density means a higher risk for the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Los Angeles has been no exception. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles has been one of the hardest hit cities in America, accounting for over 270,000 positive COVID cases according to the LA County Public Health Office. Mass testing for Los Angeles County residents is vital in accurate accounting for the spread of the virus, keeping people informed and safe, and to allow for businesses to remain open. If you are in the Los Angeles area looking for COVID-19 testing, Lifeline Health has recently launched a rapid COVID-19 testing site in the Los Angeles area (Torrance/South Bay). You will receive your COVID-19 results in under an hour, which can quickly help to keep yourself and those around you safe. You can book an appointment for a rapid COVID-19 test at our Los Angeles/Torrance site through our website.
What Rapid COVID-19 Tests are available in Los Angeles?
The FDA website is an excellent source of information for all things COVID-19 testing related. They keep you informed on which tests have been FDA approved, how they are administered, how fast they give results, and how accurate those results are. In testing for an active COVID-19 infection (a diagnostic test), there are currently two major types of tests: a molecular test and an antigen test. A molecular test is taken through a nose swab, gives results back between 3-7 days, and is the most accurate COVID-19 test currently available. The antigen tests are a newer form of testing that is taken through a nose or mouth swab,and provides rapid results ranging from 1-48 hours. It is important to mention, however, that antigen testing has given false negatives in some cases. A healthcare professional might recommend that you receive a molecular test if you are still experiencing symptoms after receiving a negative result from an antigen test. Lifeline Health provides rapid antigen testing at our sites in Torrance and Norco, California, to allow our patients to get their results as fast as possible.
Lifeline Health: Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Los Angeles
Lifeline Health launched its first COVID-19 testing site at the Silverlakes Sports Complex in Norco, California. After a highly successful first months, Lifeline Health created a COVID-19 testing site in Los Angeles county in order to provide residents with easy access to rapid COVID-19 testing. Lifeline Health’s new site is located at Choura Headquarters on 540 Hawaii Ave, Torrance, CA 90503. This site will be open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and will be run by certified professionals in order to make your experience smooth and safe. We are taking precautions such as distancing measures, mask enforcement, and increased sanitation to insure the health and safety of our workers and patients. To book a rapid COVID-19 test in the Los Angeles area through Lifeline Health, visit our website.