Flu Season is Nearly Synonymous with Rapid Test Season—Are You Ready?
Patients come to urgent care because they know they can get excellent care without an appointment, and without languishing in the waiting area of the ED. So, it stands to reason that if they need lab tests they want to get them on site, at your facility, with the same degree of efficiency that drew them in to begin with.
This is never truer than in the winter months. Influenza, of course, comes to mind first. In fact, it is the most prevalent rapid test administered in urgent care annually. But what other rapid tests are patients likely to need? And almost as important, are you able to supply it?
In the hope that this information will help you be prepared for any eventuality, in any season, below we share the top 10 rapid tests performed in urgent care, drawn from JUCM’s own extensive chart research.
INSIGHTS INTO URGENT CARE RAPID TEST VOLUMES
Source: Urgent Care Chart Survey. J Urgent Care Med. 2018.