COVID-19 Testing at MANA

MANA offers COVID-19 Testing at several locations in Northwest Arkansas to people with symptoms of the virus and people who have been exposed to COVID-19. 

There are different types of diagnostic tests for Coronavirus Disease 19. MANA offers rapid tests and PCR tests.  During your visit, your doctor can help you determine which type of test is right for you. 

Who should get tested? 

  • Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms
    COVID-19 symptoms are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.  Follow the CDC quarantine instructions until you receive test results and afterward. 
  • An unvaccinated person who has been exposed to COVID-19 with no symptoms
    Exhibit no symptoms but have had significant contact with confirmed COVID-19 positive individuals. Significant contact is defined to be less than six feet from the COVID-19 individual for more than 15 minutes with or without face covering. If you meet this criteria, quarantine and get tested 3 to 5 days after exposure. 
  • A vaccinated person who has been exposed with no symptoms
     If you are vaccinated and have no symptoms, you do not need to quarantine, but you do need to get tested 3 to 5 days after exposure.  
Quarantine Instructions

 

Types of COVID-19 Tests Offered at MANA

The nurse will collect a simple nasal swab, that will look and feel similar to a flu swab. At MANA Clinics, we have rapid testing and some tests are sent to a lab to analyze. Based on your symptoms during the exam, the provider will determine the appropriate method of testing. There are important differences between the two types of diagnostic tests. 

  • A Rapid Antigen Test is a diagnostic test that is designed for rapid detection of the virus that causes COVID-19. Antigen tests are for patients with symptoms and cannot be used to screen patients without symptoms. The Sofia SARS antigen test received FDA Emergency Use Authorization on June 9, 2020. The antigen test is processed by an analyzer onsite similar to a strep or flu swab test and takes about 20 minutes. The cost for the antigen test is $45, however, the test is covered by most insurance plans. 
  • The most reliable test is a PCR test, however, the results can take a few days depending on the demand at the lab.  PCR tests detect the presence of the virus’s genetic material using a technique called a reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, or RT-PCR.  A nasal sample is collected at MANA and then sent to a lab for analysis. MANA uses LabCorp and Northwest Arkansas Pathology to process the PCR test. The cost of collecting and processing the COVID-19 viral swab test is $30 and is often covered by insurance. 

Testing Locations

MANA offers COVID-19 diagnostic testing at the locations below. Please call to schedule an appointment if you meet the criteria for testing. 

MANA Family Medicine South’s Fever and Respiratory Clinic
2523 E. Huntsville Road, Fayetteville
(479) 442-2822
7 am to 3 pm, Monday – Friday
Drive-up testing for patients with symptoms, no appointment required. 

MANA Family Medicine Springdale
1109 S. West End Street, Springdale
(479) 750-3630
7:30 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday
By appointment only. 

MANA Family Medicine Pinnacle Hills
3730 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Suite 2, Rogers
(479) 464-5599
8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday
By appointment only. 

MANA Urgent Care College
1673 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville
(479) 521-0200
Due to current staffing shortages, this location is limiting testing to patients with symptoms at this time. Drive-up testing from 7:00 am until 12:00 pm, no appointment required. 

MANA Urgent Care Wedington
1188 N. Salem Road, Suite 6, Fayetteville
(479) 442-0006
7 am to 6 pm, Monday – Sunday
No appointment required. 

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics
3380 N. Futrall Drive, Fayetteville
(479) 442-7322
8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Please call to schedule a telemedicine screening appointment.  

How do I get the test results?

If you received an antigen test, you will receive the test result at your appointment. If your swab was sent to a lab to analyze, your doctor’s office will call you when the test results are ready, typically between 1 and 5 days. 

COVID-19 Online Screening