About the COVID-19What is a Quantiferon Gold IGRA Test?
QuantiFERON-TB Gold, also known as a QFT, is the industry-standard testing for TB screening. QFT is a modern alternative to the tuberculin skin test (TST, PPD, or Mantoux). A blood sample is taken and tested in a lab to measure the strength of the blood’s reaction to tuberculosis bacteria to determine if they are positive for TB.
The simple blood is tested to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB). However, in cases of a positive TB test result, you will be asked to do a follow-up with a chest x-ray for full confirmation of your results.
About our urgent care service
With Nao Medical’s urgent care, you can either walk in or make an appointment ahead of time. You can visit our urgent care or walk-in medical clinics near you during operating hours. We’re open seven days a week and closed only if NYS declares an emergency.
Before booking your appointment please note:
If you are using insurance please ensure that your insurance benefits include urgent care or contact us to confirm if your individual/group insurance plan is eligible for use. Please dial 911 immediately if your medical problem appears to be life-threatening.
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How long does it take to get QuantiFERON gold results?
Most Quantiferon Gold IGRA Test results take between 5-7 days, depending on the demand for it.
Is QuantiFERON TB same as QuantiFERON gold?
No. The QuantiFERON gold is a more update testing version of the Is QuantiFERON TB.
How often should a QuantiFERON gold test be done?
The CDC guidelines state that a QuantiFERON gold test must be done at least 8 to 10 weeks prior for those who tested negative recently.
How long is a QuantiFERON gold test good for?
A negative QuantiFERON gold test is valid for less than 12 months, unless you’ve been exposed to an environment or incident that may have increased your chances of contracting TB.
Is QuantiFERON gold better than PPD or a 2-Step PPD?
Yes. The QuantiFERON gold test is better than a PPD or a 2-Step PPD since it’s an high industry grade test and has a high degree of reliability.
Should I make an appointment for urgent care?
Not necessarily. Most urgent cares accept walk-in patients. But if you want shorter wait times, you can book an appointment through phone or online.
Can I go to urgent care for non-emergency?
Yes. You can go to urgent care for consultations, physicals, primary care, lab tests, and more.
Can I pay for urgent care appointment without insurance?
If you have no insurance, we provide our services without insurance for self-pay patients, giving you the care when you need it most.
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At Nao Medical, we go the extra mile for our patients. When you or your loved one is unwell, we are a provider that you can trust to take the time to treat you with the attention and care you deserve.
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- August 10, 2022 6:28 pm
I’ve been to Nao Medical, I think, three times, and their staff is delightful. If you are in dire pain, they take you in as soon as possible, if not sooner. The offices and exam rooms are spotless. All of the medical staff is very knowledgeable, patient, and understanding. I highly recommend it.
- August 9, 2022 12:34 pm
Prompt and helpful service. The assistant and doctors were very pleasant and thorough.
- August 2, 2022 1:29 am
Very pleased with the service. The staff was very courteous and professional.
- August 15, 2022 11:28 am
Excellent service: respected and loved by all. Thank you for a fantastic experience. I would always recommend Nao Medical. Thank you.
- August 25, 2022 10:30 am
I would like to thank a receptionist for being beyond kind and helpful. I came this Saturday morning, and she was the only one at the desk. Thank you so much for being a beautiful positive person. All the staff was also excellent.
- August 26, 2022 12:28 pm
I was able to get timely and proper service when I needed it most. 5-stars all around.
- August 10, 2022 12:08 am
Services are performed well, very caring staff offers you immediate attention as soon as possible.
- August 22, 2022 10:30 pm
The service was excellent. I felt very comfortable despite it being my first visit. I would come back here again.
- August 22, 2022 12:30 pm
My daughter came in with stomach pain, and your doctor was able to diagnose that she probably had appendicitis. I took her to the emergency room, and she did have to have her appendix removed. Thank you so much for your help.
- August 22, 2022 9:57 pm
The staff and the doctors were all very kind and caring. I was very worried about my child’s health. I appreciate your clinic being open on Saturdays. This saved us a trip to the ER, which can be scary for a child. Thank you again!
- August 19, 2022 11:31 am
The doctor on staff was awesome. She was friendly and a genuine person. I wish more doctors had a personality and empathy like that.
- August 26, 2022 10:28 am
I’m impressed with the service from the nurse, physician & doctor, and the very lovely & friendly
- August 12, 2022 11:33 pm
Timely, efficient, very professional, very pleased with the service.
- August 20, 2022 10:31 am
Your staff in Hicksville is amazing, kind, patient, and thorough!!! Thank your team for me!!!!
- August 16, 2022 11:59 am
Amazing customer service. Always able to see a doctor in a timely manner. The staff is always courteous and professional. I will definitely be returning to this location.
- August 18, 2022 9:32 pm
My visits have been fantastic both times I’ve gone. The woman at the front desk was courteous and professional, and prompt. The nurse was excellent. Same treatment as the front desk and the smoothest phlebotomist going. The doctor was great, calm, thorough, polite, and knowledgeable. I wish he were my GP. Overall? 11 out of 10.
- August 9, 2022 10:30 pm
I had no complaints when I went there. I was seen promptly, and all the staff was very nice!!
- August 21, 2022 10:27 pm
Everything was great; the entire team was helpful, friendly, and professional