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Rapid COVID-19 Testing Specialist

Valley of the Sun Pediatrics

Board Certified Pediatricians located in Peoria, AZ & Glendale, AZ

These days, keeping your family healthy is more important than ever. The team at Valley of the Sun Pediatrics work diligently to provide the best care for children and their families. That care includes testing for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus. The team offers rapid COVID-19 testing at their Peoria and Glendale, Arizona, offices. Call the office nearest you today for an appointment or book online.

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Q&A

How does rapid COVID-19 testing work?

The team at Valley of the Sun Pediatrics is committed to providing top-quality health care for your child and your family. Both offices are open and seeing patients, and the clinic offers rapid COVID-19 testing for kids.

If your child shows symptoms of COVID-19 or you are concerned about an exposure, rapid testing could be the right choice for them. Rapid COVID-19 tests take about 15 minutes to process. They are done in the office, so you can get your child’s results quickly.

Along with COVID-19 testing, the team recommends continuing regular well-child appointments during the pandemic. Telemedicine appointments may be available for families with some conditions.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 in children?

Symptoms of COVID-19 vary between adults and children and from person to person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that most children who get COVID-19 show mild symptoms or no symptoms (asymptomatic). 

Call your pediatrician if your child has any of these symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Fever over 100.4 degrees
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Rash
  • Runny nose
  • Stool changes/diarrhea

Babies younger than 1 and children who have underlying health conditions like asthma or a weakened immune system have a greater risk of developing more severe symptoms and complications related to COVID-19.

When should my child get tested for COVID-19?

Consider testing for COVID-19 if your child has been exposed to the virus or shows symptoms that could indicate the disease. Children are less likely than adults to get sick from COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get sick or spread the virus to others.

Getting your child and the rest of your family tested for COVID-19 is the best way to know if you have the disease. If a member of your family tests positive, it’s important to follow local guidelines for quarantining and social distancing to help stop its spread.

To schedule your child for a rapid COVID-19 test or book a telemedicine consultation, call the Valley of the Sun Pediatrics office in Peoria or Glendale, Arizona, today or request an appointment online.

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