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Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Testing Available Soon in Omaha Clinic Strada Healthcare

September 28, 2021

Omaha, NE – Strada Healthcare, an Omaha leader in convenient COVID-19 testing, just announced a new addition to their offerings.

Rapid COVID-19 RT-PCR testing will be available in their clinic starting October 11, 2021.

Standards for flying usually include a negative RT-PCR test within three days of flying – sometimes sooner. Typical COVID-19 RT-PCR testing has become notorious over the last year as a burden for those looking to travel abroad this way. This is because results for this test used to take 24-48 hours to process. This can be difficult for those traveling abroad as they are busy preparing for this and other time-consuming, but necessary, requirements.

Now, those needing a RT-PCR result can rely on Strada Healthcare to process their test and send results within one hour and a half for an additional fee.

“We are pleased to have responded to a need for those in our community who are traveling,” says Lisa Fisher, Strada Healthcare Director of Operations. “The ability to get a RT-PCR result within one hour is a pretty novel concept at this point. We are one of the first in Omaha to offer this, and it will be a huge relief, helping people get where they need to be.”

This is possible through Strada Healthcare’s partnership with BioFire®, a pioneer in diagnostics. According to their website, “The BioFire System is the new standard for syndromic infectious disease diagnostics. Authorized by the FDA for the point-of-care space under an Emergency Use Authorization, the BioFire RP2.1-EZ Panel (EUA) identifies a menu of 19 respiratory targets, including SARS-CoV-2, in one multiplex PCR test, with results in about an hour and a half.”

An added benefit is that the BioFire® technology tests for, as stated above, 19 respiratory targets. In one comprehensive test, patients and their providers will have fast answers to the syndrome behind their symptoms and signs. For instance, if a patient doesn’t have COVID-19 but rather whooping cough, they will now know. This means faster, more accurate treatment and avoiding unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions when possible.

The only place to get this level of comprehensive testing, besides Strada Healthcare, is in the hospital setting. For a cash price at Strada Healthcare, patients can quickly have their questions answered this flu season and beyond.

This new Rapid RT-PCR testing will be available to the public on October 11, 2021. To schedule your Rapid RT-PCR test on or after October 11, or Rapid Antigen test or traditional RT-PCR test now, or for questions, visit Strada Healthcare’s COVID-19 testing website and scheduler at https://www.stradahealthcare.com/testing/.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Strada Healthcare has been a local leader in providing convenient testing. Strada Healthcare has given over 4,000 COVID-19 tests, helping keep people informed about their status and safe.

To learn more about our solutions, services, membership pricing and more, visit Strada Healthcare’s website at stradahealthcare.com.

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If you would like more information on this topic, please call Ryne Bessmer at (402) 305-5152 or email at ryne@stradahealthcare.com or call Lisa Fisher at (402) 401-4404 or email at lisa@stradahealthcare.com.

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