How To Get Tested If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms

How To Get Tested If You Have COVID-19 Symptoms

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When you think about COVID-19 tests, there are two main types and that is the antibody test and the diagnostic test. The diagnostic test reveals whether you currently have a COVID infection or not. The antibody test reveals whether you have had an infection in the past or not. Testing is done by individual exposure; from one level to the next.

Level one

  • hospitalized patients with coronavirus symptoms
  • individuals identified through outbreak investigation or contact tracing

Level two

  • all other people with COVID-19 symptoms
  • close contacts of confirmed cases
  • People without symptoms, but who are:
  • Residents of group housing facilities.
  • Healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.
  • Group Housing Facility Workers and Home Support Services.
  • Workers in the emergency services sector who have frequent interactions with the public or people with COVID-19. This includes first responders and other public service departments.
  • Correctional workers.
  • Hospitalized and discharged patients.

Level three

People without symptoms, but who are:

  • essential workers
  • education workers who frequently interact with students or the public

Level four

People without symptoms, but who:

  • are at risk of infection
  • their employer tests them

The Dangerous Symptoms

If you experience any of these COVID-19 symptoms below, get medical attention immediately:

  • difficulty breathing
  • persistent chest pain or pressure
  • recent confusion
  • not being able to wake up or stay awake
  • bluish lips or face

There are other less common symptoms. Call your healthcare provider if you have any symptoms that are serious or that concern you.

After Testing

After testing and you have tested positive, you should go into isolation. You should also stay away from others; even your loved ones until you have no symptoms, which could be 10 to 14 days after your positive COVID results.

Arrival at Testing Center

Once arriving at the testing center, it is important to get registered at the desk. Provide enough information including a phone number. Be sure to wear a face mask the entire time until you are being seen by a staff member for the actual testing.

Get Tested Now

The testing program at Primex Labs ensures that each person has sufficient capacity to get tested. Tests are also available for underserved communities and people who are at high risk. To get tested for the COVID-19, it is important to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions or confusion about getting the COVID test or the results of a COVID test, employees working at the testing facility should be able to answer your questions in detail and make sure you understand your results.

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