Southdale Pediatrics is happy to offer COVID testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
For patients with symptoms, we recommend evaluation in our office to help determine what is causing your child symptoms. If a COVID test is indicated, we perform COVID PCR testing through a nationally recognized lab. Results can take between 2-5 days to return and will show up on the patient portal when they return. We also call all families if their child test positive.
If your child has an exposure to a person who tests positive for COVID, our pediatricians can help to determine if and when testing is indicated. Patients who are asymptomatic will be scheduled for a telehealth visit with one of our pediatricians. Testing for asymptomatic patients is done via drive-up testing in our Edina parking lot. Results will be reported on the portal within 2-5 days.
If your child has a high risk exposure to COVID, it is still the recommendation of MDH to quarantine for 14 days after exposure, even with a negative test result.