Test For COVID-19 Whether Showing Symptoms Or Not
Testing for COVID-19 is important, especially, if you have been around someone or other people who may have contracted the virus. It is worth remembering that the test can give a false-negative result, that is, the results can be negative after testing, but positive the next day. Most patients are not seriously ill, in some cases, and even if it is a coronavirus, it can be treated like any other viral disease.
The testing is carried out primarily by health professionals in a lab environment. There are some patients already in the hospital with symptoms of a viral disease because their illness may have escalated and they will get tested in the hospital environment. However, you don’t have to wait until you are deathly ill to get a test. It is better to be safe than sorry. The need for the test is sometimes determined by the family doctor or specialist, but this is your health and so, it is in your best interest to get tested on your own.
Who Gets Tested
Below is an idea of the individuals who MUST get tested for COVID-19:
- Individuals with noticeable symptoms of the virus; no matter the age
- Individuals of any age for any other medical condition;
- All patients in hospitals with symptoms of a viral disease.
It is also important to get tested, if, as part of your job requirements, you communicate with a large number of people and possibly with people who may themselves be carriers of the virus If you have traveled to a foreign country and arrived at the airport or by sea or train, it is recommended that you get tested as soon as you arrive and you may be required to go into a 14-day quarantine; just to be on the safe side. Be sure to schedule testing in a timely manner. You should also get tested if you are going to travel to a foreign country because most countries have their own testing guidelines. Be sure to research before you make travel plans.
Schedule An Appointment
If you want to shorten the 10 to 14-day self-isolation period, then you should retest on the seventh day after receiving the result of the first test. To end self-isolation, both tests must be negative. Do not hesitate to book your testing appointment with Primex Labs so you can know whether the results are negative or positive.