COVID Testing Site in Davidson: Updated Information
As News of Davidson first shared back in November – the Town and Mecklenburg County Health Department, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service, began expanded no-cost COVID-19 virus testing capacity as part of a partnership between the state of North Carolina and United Providers of Health.
Rapid and PCR Testing began in November in the parking lot of MSC Industrial Supply Company, 525 Harbour Place Dr, Davidson. This testing site is open Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (subject to change based on need and test kit availability).
The site is expected to be closed on New Year’s Day.
Recently, our of an abundance of caution, we utilized this testing option. Here is what we found. The white tent in the MSC parking lot is very visible as you pull into the MSC parking lot – just look to the left.
There was only one worker, but she was doing a heck of a job juggling everything.
- Advance registration is not required –
- Go to waketoxicology.com website.
- Choose the online registration for COVID test tab at the top of the page
- Fill in the 5-digit code for the Davidson site – provided by the technician on site. [NOTE: News of Davidson is asking Wake Toxicology if we can publish the 5-digit number]
- The web site specifically asks for:
- Insurance company and
- Driver’s license number
Once you complete the online information, you get an email with the subject line: “Patient registration confirmation.” The email also has a confirmation number.
You will need that number to put on the paper form that the technician will require you to fill out on site.
Once you have filled out the paper form, you are ready to be tested.
This site provides a “while you wait” antigen test, but also an off-site PCR test. In order to complete these two tests, you will be asked to:
- Swab each nostril 10 times and place the swab in a vial. You then place the vial in a plastic bag. That’s the PCR test.
- You will repeat the process and swab each nostril 10 times with a new swab. This is for the antigen test.
- You will give the swab to the technician, and they will put it into the test kit.
- You wait – roughly 10-15 minutes until the results are available.
- The technician will call out your name when your results are ready.
Note, this is where people need to be mindful of the process. Your results should be private.
Don’t crowd the table. Wear your mask. Maintain social distance. Wait your turn.
We received PCR results via an email roughly 48 hours after being tested.
This might sound complicated, but it all worked. We were done in less than an hour, and that included our wait time for the test results.