COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing services offered in Natomas, Sacramento, CA

Request COVID-19 testing if you or a loved one have COVID-19 symptoms. Confirming your diagnosis guides treatment and protects those around you. At Rahma Health in Sacramento, California, the primary care and family medicine physicians offer several COVID-19 testing, including rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and antigen tests. Call the office today to request COVID-19 testing or book your appointment online.


What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing analyzes your saliva or mucus for the presence of specific viral proteins. If your test confirms you have COVID-19, your Rahma Health provider develops a personalized treatment plan to prevent your symptoms from getting worse.

Who should consider COVID-19 testing?

Request COVID-19 testing at Rahma Health if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Tiredness
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Rash
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches

Some people with COVID-19 have gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

What types of COVID-19 testing are there?

The Rahma Health team offers several types of COVID-19 testing, including:

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test

The PCR test, also called a molecular test, examines a sample of your mucus or saliva for genetic material from the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This test detects several viral genes, so it’s considered more accurate than other tests.

Antigen test

The antigen test analyzes your mucus or saliva for viral antigens –– a viral marker. If you have COVID-19, antibodies in the test bind to them, producing a positive result.

When will I get the results of my COVID-19 test?

How quickly you receive the result of your COVID-19 test will depend on which test you take. The antigen test provides results within 15-30 minutes, but the PCR test takes 2-3 days, depending on how busy the lab is.

If you have symptoms indicating you’re contagious, your Rahma Health provider asks you to quarantine at home until you get your results.

Is COVID-19 testing accurate?

COVID-19 testing has a proven track record, but no test is 100% accurate. The Rahma Health team might order PCR and antigen tests, depending on your symptoms and the initial test result.

What if my COVID-19 test is positive?

If your COVID-19 test comes back positive, stay home for at least five days, even if you don’t have symptoms. Tell your close contacts about your test result, and wear a mask if you have to go out. If you develop symptoms like shortness of breath or a high fever, visit your nearest emergency room immediately.

Call Rahma Health today to request COVID-19 testing or make your appointment online.

Rahma Health

✆ Phone (appointments): 916-546-5320

Address: 1996 Del Paso Road, Suite 176, Sacramento, CA 95834

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