Pediatric COVID-19 Testing

Pediatric COVID-19 Testing Available

Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado tests patients aged 23 or younger.

Appointments to be tested are strongly encouraged but walk-ins are also available. Please call 970-494-2626 to make an appointment. To view our hours click here.

Remember, if your child is feeling sick, and you don’t believe it is COVID-19, it is still important to see your provider. This will ensure that your child receives proper care to recover from their illness.

Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado has 3 different ways to test for COVID-19, and all are above 95% accurate.

Binax antigen:

Sensitivity: 97.1%

Accuracy: 98.5%

This test is a 15-minute rapid test—only used on symptomatic patients and it is a swab in the nares (very non-invasive).

IDNow molecular:

Sensitivity: 95%

Accuracy: 97.9%

This test is a 12-15 minute rapid test—used on asymptomatic and symptomatic patients and it is a swab in the nares.

Biofire RVP with Covid:

Sensitivity: 98%

Accuracy: 100%

This is a 65-minute in-house test, also known as a Respiratory Viral Panel. It tests several viral illnesses including COVID. It is collected in the intranasal cavity (brain tickler). This test can be used for symptomatic patients and asymptomatic patients. It is also used as a follow-up test to a patient who has tested negative with one of the other tests and still has a “high probability” of having COVID.