DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEP Healthy Urgent Care is one of a select few healthcare centers in Southeast Michigan to offer the new Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test at their Novi and Southfield clinic locations. The test, manufactured by Quidel, detects active COVID-19 infection in 15 minutes using the same technology as rapid tests for flu, strep throat, and other infections diagnosed right at the doctor’s office.
“Quidel’s diagnostic technology is proven and trusted. Their rapid flu and strep tests have been used for years by physicians and hospitals. Quidel’s Rapid test is 100% specific to SARS COV 2 antigens, significantly higher than rapid tests released earlier, and will not falsely detect other viral strains,” said John Kulish, MD, FACEP, Medical Director of IEP Healthy Urgent Care Novi and Southfield. “This new rapid test will give patients’ results before they leave the clinic, rather than waiting days for results with prior tests.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Quidel emergency use authorization on May 8 for its antigen test, Sofia 2 SARS Antigen FIA.
Whether you need back to work testing, have symptoms, or are worried about exposure, providers at IEP Healthy Urgent Care can help determine the best testing option for you. Call or register online for an appointment at healthyurgentcaresouthfield.com (248) 569-0820 or healthyurgentcarenovi.com (248) 513-3719.
ABOUT IEP Healthy Urgent Care
IEP Healthy Urgent Care is owned by board certified emergency medicine-trained physicians who provide a higher standard of urgent care. Since 1997, IEP has partnered with local hospitals and health systems to provide emergency medicine services. The company expanded into Urgent Care Medicine in 2019 to provide a community access point for cost-effective acute care for minor health issues. IEP is one of the only local, physician-owned, physician-led companies in Southeast Michigan to provide acute and transitional care for patients