TCS has several different types of COVID testing available - we also can come to you for testing
|PCR||45 min to 1 hour|
|PCR 4-Plex||45 min to 1 hour|
|Quantitative Antibody||Next day and provides a quantitative number of antibodies in your system|
WE ARE A TEST AND TREAT FACILITY. If you test positive and meet criteria you can receive treatment prescibed to you same day.
APPOINTMENTS 320.455.9300 or Book On-line Today! Walk-Ins Welcome!
We specialize in COVID travel testing and are conveniently located in Bloomington near the MSP airport
Prices vary by test and most are covered by insurance with a small co-pay. We take most insurances including Medicare/Medicaid
The sooner you receive a diagnosis, the sooner you can take steps to protect your loved ones and the community. At TCS Health, the family medicine and occupational health specialists provide polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) testing to symptomatic and non-symptomatic people of all ages, including newborns. To make an appointment in Bloomington, Buffalo, Hutchinson Robbinsdale, Roseville, St. Cloud, Minnesota, or Brooksville, FL call 320.455.9300 or book online today.
Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID. Early detection and treatment can help save lives.
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What is COVID-19?
COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, is a contagious upper respiratory disease discovered at the end of 2019. Shortly after discovery, the virus spread worldwide, causing a global pandemic.
Because of vaccines and therapeutics, it’s possible to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Even so, if you experience flu-like symptoms, it’s vital to get tested. Once you receive the results, you can determine what steps to take next.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Symptoms may change with new COVID variants and can vary depending on vaccination status.
TCS Health diagnoses COVID-19 with rapid polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) tests. PCR tests are considered the gold standard for COVID testing.
During a PCR test, your TCS Health provider collects a sample of mucus from your nose. This is done by a very shallow nasal swab. Certified Technicians analyze your sample for the presence of multiple viral genes. If there’s genetic material from COVID-19, it means you’re infected.
PCR tests boast a 95% efficacy rate, according to a 2021 Cochrane Review. What’s more, the test can determine if you have influenza (the seasonal flu) or the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with one swab.
TCS Health provides COVID-19 test results within 45 minutes or less. Since PCR tests are the most accurate and reliable method available, you can feel confident in the results. After you receive the results, our health providers can make recommendations to protect your loved ones and other close contacts, including prescribing proper medications.
TCS Health provides COVID-19 testing for various reasons, including but not limited to:
To ensure COVID-19 testing is quick and convenient, TCS provides COVID tests on a walk-in basis for all patients, regardless of if they’re symptomatic or asymptomatic. Appointments take priority over walk-ins.
There’s no way to prevent COVID-19 entirely, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. TCS Health recommends to follow CDC guidelines for your area and always take percautions that work best for you and your loved ones.
If you’re concerned you might have COVID-19, make an appointment at TCS Health by calling the nearest office or booking online today. Also walk-ins are always welcome.