Businesses in Pennsylvania are beginning to open in stages, with Montgomery County entering the Green Phase of reopening on June 26th. As local workplaces are making arrangements to reopen to employees and customers, employers may be looking for ways to ensure the safety of everyone entering and leaving the building. AFC Urgent Care Cheltenham is now offering return-to-work COVID-19 testing for local businesses in Cheltenham, Wyncote, Jenkintown and Elkins Park, PA, including assisted living and nursing homes, offices, retail locations and restaurants.
What is performed as part of back-to-work testing?
COVID-19 return-to-work testing can be done by two tests, including a swab test and a blood test. Results are available within 2-5 days depending on lab capacity and the number of tests required.
Diagnostic swab tests are available for patients who have either experienced symptoms in the previous 14 days or have tested positive for COVID-19 before. Your return to work test must take place at least 14 days after a positive COVID-19 test and you must be symptom-free, including fever, for at least three days.
Antibody testing requires a blood draw and can be performed on asymptomatic patients who have not experienced symptoms in at least 14 days. The test can detect evidence of a past infection through the presence of antibodies, an immune response to the virus. Antibody tests are recommended for individuals who work in businesses with residential functions. Results are typically returned in three days depending on the traffic and capacity of our on-site laboratory.
Return-to-Work Testing in Cheltenham, PA
If you are making plans to reopen your workplace and are looking to make sure your employees are kept safe, contact AFC Urgent Care Cheltenham to set up return-to-work COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody testing today! We offer testing after a telemedicine screening for all patients and can also coordinate on-site testing for even more convenience. Each team member will be provided with a certification of non-infection with the active virus prior to their return to your office or workplace. For questions, please call 267-436-0322.