Oral swab COVID-19 tests available every Monday in Patterson

Curative will be providing self-collected, oral swabs to test for COVID-19 at the Hammon Senior Center every Monday.

The tests are free and results are typically available in 48 hours.

The pain free oral swabs take about 20 seconds to perform and according to Curative’s website have a 90 percent clinical sensitivity and 100 percent specificity which means that the results are very reliable regardless if the test results are positive or negative.

The person being tested will need to cough three to five times and then swish the spit around their mouth before self-swabbing each cheek, upper and lower gums, underneath and top of the tongue, and roof of the mouth.

Schedule an appointment on Curative’s website (www.curative.com) to receive your painless COVID-19 test. Test results can be delivered by e-mail or text.

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