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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the new strain of coronavirus disease called SARS-CoV-2. This new virus on 31st Dec 2019, following a report of a cluster of cases of “viral pneumonia” in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China.

 

What are the symptoms of this disease?

People with COVID-19 have some mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear in between 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. 

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • Fever

  • Dry cough

  • Fatigue

 

Other COVID – 19 Symptoms are:

  • Loss of taste or smell,

  • Nasal congestion,

  • Conjunctivitis (also known as red eyes)

  • Sore throat,

  • Headache,

  • Muscle or joint pain,

  • Different types of skin rash,

  • Nausea or vomiting,

  • Diarrhea,

  • Chills or dizziness.

Severe Symptoms of COVID‐19 disease include

  • Shortness of breath,

  • Confusion

  • Loss of appetite,

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest,

  • High temperature (above 38 °C).

People of all ages who affected with fever/ cough associated with difficult to breath or shortness of breath, chest pain, or loss of speech/ tasteless or movement should seek medical care immediately. If possible, call your nearby health care provider, hotline or health facility first, so you can be directed to the right clinic

 

If someone who has/ had COVID-19, can spread the illness to others?

Someone who is severe sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. These type of patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

What’s the age limit risk of severe illness from COVID-19?

People who have the age limit of 60+ years and over, and those with underlying medical problems like heart and lung problems , high blood pressure,  diabetes, obesity or cancer, are at higher risk of developing serious illness.

 

What test should I get to see if I have COVID-19?

In most of the situations, PCR molecular test is used to detect SARS-CoV-2 and confirm infection. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is commonly used molecular test.

Samples are collected from the nose and/or throat with a swab. The swab samples are used in a lab test to identify the presence of Sars-CoV2 virus. For this reason, a molecular test is used to confirm an active infection, usually within a few days of exposure and around the time that symptoms may begin

How accurate is the test?

FDA Approved Rosch Diagnostics Antibody COVID-19 Test with ~98% Sensitivity Results.

How soon will I get my results?

Our certified Professionals works hard to have your results less than 24 hours

 

When should I Seek an Emergency Medical Attention?

If someone affected the below warning signs, seek medical emergency limited

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

  • Bluish lips or face

Please call your nearby medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call: 904-580-8126 for seek an emergency medical attention

 

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The following ways to prevent the spread of respiratory disease:

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

What is rapid tests?

Rapid antigen tests sometimes known as a rapid diagnostic test – RDT which can detect viral proteins (known as antigens). Samples are collected from the nose and/or throat with a swab. These tests are very cheaper than PCR test and will offer results more quickly, although they are generally less accurate.

What methodology is used for testing?

RT-PCR testing

 

How long will it take to get my report?

Report delivery time may varies from city to city.

 

What kind of sample is needed for testing?

Nasopharyngeal and Oropharyngeal swab sample test

 

On which time can I come in for testing?

The appointment window is from 9.00 am – 5 pm on Monday to Friday and 10.00am – 2.00 pm on Saturday. Sunday- closed

 

Can I order a test for somebody else?

Yes. Please have the patient information, such as DOB and address, mobile number, email address ready when you place the order

I have no symptoms. Do I still need a test?

Yes. If you are traveling to a state or country that requires a negative COVID-19 test, you need confirmation of having had an authorized test within a certain time frame.

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