Instant Testing Services for Flu, RSV, COVID-19, Strep, and Mono at Fairfield ER

Need Instant Testing When You're Feeling Sick? Our Emergency Room near you offers fast testing around the clock. Fairfield Emergency Room provides 24/7 medical care and convenient instant testing services. As the closest trusted emergency room provider in Fairfield County, we understand the necessity of fast, accurate testing when you're not feeling well.

Flu Testing

Get Quick and Reliable Flu Testing

Influenza can be more than just a seasonal nuisance; it can significantly impact your health. Our instant flu tests provide results within minutes, helping you get the right treatment promptly. Don't let the flu slow you down; get tested at the first sign of symptoms.

RSV Testing

Accurate RSV Testing for All Ages

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) can be severe, especially in children and older adults. Our RSV testing services are designed for quick diagnosis, helping to manage and treat RSV effectively. Early detection can make all the difference.

COVID-19 Testing

Rapid COVID-19 Testing with Fast Results

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic requires fast and accurate testing. We offer rapid antigen and PCR tests, providing results quickly to help you take the necessary steps towards treatment and isolation if needed. Your safety is our priority.

Strep Throat Testing

Immediate Strep Throat Diagnosis

Strep throat can be painful and contagious. Our instant strep tests can confirm your diagnosis, leading to timely treatment and relief. Say goodbye to sore throats and get back to your normal self sooner.

Mononucleosis Testing

Fast and Efficient Mono Testing

Mononucleosis, or 'mono,' can be difficult to diagnose based on symptoms alone. Our efficient mono tests help confirm the diagnosis and guide appropriate care and management. Don't let mono keep you down; get tested today.

Get Rapid Test Near You

Need a rapid test near you? Visit Fairfield Emergency Room today for quick and reliable testing. At Fairfield Emergency Room, we are committed to supplying you with the highest standard of care. Our instant testing services are a testament to our dedication to your health and well-being. Visit us for fast, reliable, and compassionate care. No appointment is needed. Your health is our priority.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you get tested for flu at the ER?

If you're suspected of having the flu in the emergency room, a healthcare provider will typically perform a rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT). It involves swabbing the inside of your nose or the back of your throat. The sample is tested on-site; results are usually available within 15 minutes. This process helps quickly diagnose the flu, guide appropriate treatment, and manage patient care effectively.

How is RSV testing performed at the ER?

At an ER near you, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) testing is usually done using a nasopharyngeal swab, where a swab is gently inserted into the nasal passage to collect a sample from the back of the nose and throat. This sample is then tested using a rapid antigen detection test (RADT).These tests help confirm RSV infection and guide appropriate treatment and care.

How long will I test positive for RSV?

The time someone tests positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) can vary. Generally, individuals can test positive for RSV for 1-2 weeks after the onset of symptoms. However, in some cases, especially in young children or individuals with weakened immune systems, the virus can be detectable for longer periods, potentially up to 3-4 weeks. It's important to note that even after symptoms resolve, a person might still test positive for a short period.

  • What to do if you test positive for COVID

  • If you test positive for COVID-19:

    1. Isolate yourself from others.

    2. Notify close contacts.

    3. Rest, stay hydrated, and monitor symptoms.

    4. Seek medical care if symptoms worsen.

  • How long will you test positive for covid?

  • You can test positive for COVID-19 for up to two weeks after infection. However, this duration can fluctuate based on factors like the severity of the infection and individual immune response. Some people may continue to test positive even after they are no longer infectious.

  • How long does a strep test take

  • A rapid strep test in a clinical setting usually takes 5 to 15 minutes to provide results. This test quickly diagnoses strep throat caused by bacterial infection.

  • Where to get a strep test

  • Consider visiting an emergency room (ER) for immediate and reliable testing, especially if you're experiencing severe symptoms like high fever, difficulty swallowing, or signs of complications. ERs can perform rapid strep tests and provide quick results, ensuring prompt treatment. It is particularly important if your primary care doctor is unavailable or if it's outside of regular clinic hours. Remember, timely diagnosis and treatment in an ER can prevent complications associated with strep throat.

  • How to test for mono

  • To test for mononucleosis (mono), a healthcare provider typically performs a blood test, such as the Monospot test, which can detect antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus. This test involves a simple blood draw, and results are usually available within a day. In some cases, additional blood tests might be conducted to rule out other conditions or assess the infection's severity.

  • What is mono in a blood test?

  • "Mono" in a blood test refers to mononucleosis, often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The test detects antibodies indicating an active or recent infection. A positive result suggests mono, characterized by symptoms like fatigue, sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.