Information About COVID Testing for Kids in Northern Colorado

Summer Rise in Cases and Maintaining Precautions

During the summer months and in the early fall, Colorado has seen small upticks in COVID-19 cases. Although the precise reason for the summer rise is not entirely understood, waning immunity and people spending more time indoors to avoid heat could contribute to increased case numbers.

To mitigate the ongoing risk, vaccinations should be up to date, and COVID-19 precautions should be maintained, such as handwashing and wearing masks in crowded indoor spaces. Quick action to address symptoms, testing when necessary, and staying home when sick contribute to reduced transmission rates.

Pediatric COVID-19 Testing Available

It’s important to test your kids for COVID if it looks like they are displaying any of the common symptoms. Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado offers 3 different COVID-19 testing options for patients 20 years of age or younger, each catering to specific requirements:

Binax Antigen

  • 15-minute rapid test
  • Swab in the nares (very non-invasive)
  • Only used on symptomatic patients
  • Sensitivity: 97.1%
  • Accuracy: 98.5%

IDNow Molecular

  • 12-15 minute rapid test
  • Swab in the nares
  • Used on both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients
  • Sensitivity: 95%
  • Accuracy: 97.9%

Biofire RVP with COVID

  • 65-minute in-house test, also known as a Respiratory Viral Panel
  • Tests several viral illnesses, including COVID-19
  • Collected in the intranasal cavity (brain tickler)
  • Can be used for symptomatic patients and asymptomatic patients
  • Sensitivity: 98%
  • Accuracy: 100%

Get a COVID-19 Test From Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado

Here’s what you need to know about Pediatric COVID-19 testing available at Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado:

Our Clinic’s Operating Hours and Location

Our clinic is conveniently nestled just off I-25 and Harmony Rd., in the Costco parking lot by Freddy’s! You can find us at 4845 Weitzel St., Ste. 101, Timnath, CO 805472. Our hours of operation are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Holidays: 10:00am – 4:00pm

We also offer walk-in hours for COVID-19 testing. Here’s how our walk-in process works:

Walk-In Testing Procedure

  1. Arrive at our clinic during our walk-in hours.
  2. Scan the QR Code On the Door to Register for a Walk-In Test. After scanning the code, wait in your car while you answer a series of questions on the webpage. A nurse will call you when it’s time to come in and meet you in the lobby.
  3. Receive Your Test and Results. Once you’ve taken the test, a provider will review your results with you and answer any questions you have.

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 testing and guidance in Colorado by visiting the Colorado COVID-19 Updates website.
Stay informed and continue to take precautions, as knowledge is important for the health of those you love.