There is considerable uncertainty about who should be test for COVID-19. The following list should help to provide clear, understandable criteria for who should be tested:
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
People who have either not receive vaccination yet at all or not fully vaccinated (per the guidance recommended for the vaccine brand you received—one shot or two) and also believe they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
People planning to travel internationally are require to undergo a COVID-19 test three to five days before departure.
Vulnerable populations that have a high risk of getting the virus due to elderly age (65+) or underlying health conditions.
First responders, healthcare workers, and people in large groups should be tested on a regular basis.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may emerge 2-14 days after viral contact. Many of those symptoms can be misleading because they are very similar to those of the common cold, flu, or also even seasonal allergies. Our experts at Frisco ER advise any patient experiencing the following symptoms to get themselves tested at the COVID-19 Testing Center at our facility in Frisco, Texas:
The warning signs for COVID-19 include the following:
The COVID-19 Testing Center in Frisco ER provides a variety of testing procedures as follows:
COVID-19 RP 2.1 PCR Test:
The COVID-19 RP 2.1 PCR test is not only tailored to detect the presence of the CORONAVIRUS-19, but also identifies 21 additional pathogens causing respiratory infections, such as nasal swabs. The test is capable of detecting individuals, even if they show no symptoms of the infection. Recognizing such cases is crucial, since people carrying the virus, regardless of exhibiting symptoms, have the potential to spread it to family members and others they interact with. At Frisco ER, we’re committed to offering cutting-edge diagnostic and medical treatment options. Patients can confidently come in for COVID-19 RP 2.1 PCR testing and receive their results within just 2 hours.
Rapid Viral Antigen:
This examination involves a nasal swab and typically yields results in roughly 30 minutes. The purpose of the antigen test is to identify a specific viral protein in someone who may be currently infected. According to the manufacturer’s data, a positive outcome from this test is absolutely accurate. Meanwhile, it signifies that a negative result is 93.8% accurate. If your antigen test is negative but your symptoms strongly suggest a COVID-19 infection, we might conduct a molecular (PCR) test to verify.
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