***NOW OFFERING RAPID PCR & RAPID ANTIGEN COVID-19 TESTING***

Rapid Antigen Tests are $75. (Includes required office evaluation.) Results usually available within 15 minutes.

Rapid PCR Tests are $150. Each Rapid PCR Test takes 30 minutes for results. (Example: 2 tests = 60 minutes)

Palmetto Express Clinic

COVID-19 Testing at Palmetto Express Clinic


Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday hours are announced on our Facebook page as they become available.

Rapid Antigen Tests

Cost: $75. (Includes $50 required office evaluation + $25 to complete the test.) Results usually available in 15 minutes.

Rapid PCR Tests

Cost: $150. Each Rapid PCR Test takes 30 minutes for results.

(Example: 2 tests = 60 minutes.)

Palmetto Express Clinic offers daily COVID-19 testing at our office in Murrells Inlet. Testing is available on-demand for walk-in patients and also by appointment. We offer Rapid Antigen tests, Rapid PCR tests, and traditional lab PCR (“slow”) coronavirus testing. Rapid test results are available same-day, within 15 to 30 minutes. Lab-based PCR test results are usually available within 2-3 days. If you are unsure which test to get, our nurse practitioners will help you choose the right test for your needs. 

 

If you need a COVID-19 test, visit Palmetto Express Clinic right away or call us at (843) 750-0324.

COVID-19 Testing

Should I Get Tested For COVID-19?

If you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, it might be time to get tested – even if you’re fully vaccinated.

 

People who are traveling soon may need proof of a negative test prior to their trip. Employers, schools, or sports teams may also require a negative test to resume normal in-person activity.

 

If you need help deciding whether you need a coronavirus test or what kind of test you should take, call Palmetto Express Clinic. We will be glad to help you decide on the best course of action.

What Are The Symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to severe:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

*Emergency Warning Signs* If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please seek immediate medical care:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
Patient discussing COVID-19 Symptoms with Doctor

Which COVID-19 Test Types Are Available?

COVID-19 Testing

Rapid Antigen Test

This test is done with a nasal swab and looks for protein fragments (antigens) from the virus. Rapid Antigen tests are most accurate in people with symptoms of an active COVID-19 infection. Results are usually available in as little as 15 minutes. 

Rapid PCR Test

PCR tests (also called molecular or viral RNA tests) are also completed with a nasal swab. This type of test looks for genetic material that comes only from the virus. PCR tests are very accurate in determining infection status. They can detect traces of the virus within days of being infected, even when there are no symptoms. The turnaround time for each Rapid PCR test is 30 minutes per test.

PCR Test

Traditional PCR testing involves collecting a sample and sending it to a lab for analysis. This type of test is extremely accurate, with fewer false negatives than antigen tests. False positives from lab PCR tests are virtually nonexistent. Turnaround is generally 2-3 days, but results can be available in as little as 24 hours.

Need COVID-19 Testing?
Visit us Today!

Phone: (843) 750-0324

Fax: (855) 798-0107

Palmettoexpressclinic@gmail.com

 

11871 Plaza Drive, Unit 3
​Murrells Inlet, SC 29576