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Williamsburg Urgent Care opens two forms of coronavirus testing

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A new location for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is now available in Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Urgent Care has started offering testing for the coronavirus and doing coronavirus antibody testing, according to the facility’s website.

The location is offering a “swab-n-go” testing service where patients can be given a swab for testing they can do themselves in their car. Patients will drive up to the facility and be given instructions on how to properly swab their nose. Once done, the patient can drop their test off in a drop box from which it will be sent to be tested.

Before performing a test, Williamsburg Urgent Care asks patients to call the office and make a telemedcine appointment.

The facility is also providing an antibody test, which is a blood test that helps determine if your body has developed antibodies necessary to help fight off the coronavirus. The body’s immune system creates antibodies, proteins found in the blood, to fight off diseases, viruses and other agents, in this case, the coronavirus.

To take the test, a patient must be free of any symptoms for at least 14 days. This can help patients determine if their symptoms from a month ago were from a cold or were actually a mild case of the virus.

The presence of antibodies doesn’t necessarily prevent future infections, according to Williamsburg Urgent Care.

To make a telehealth appointment or learn more about testing, call Williamsburg Urgent Care at 757-279-2999 or visit them online.

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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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