The pandemic caused by Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented in the modern era. Even the 2009 H1N1 (Swine Flu) and 2002 SARS pandemics can’t match the scope of danger and uncertainty COVID-19 has presented. It’s critically important that every person is taking care to monitor their health and wellbeing, as well as practicing social distancing whenever possible.
For those exhibiting symptoms, coronavirus testing is imperative. If you believe you’re exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, contact Maj Medical Clinic immediately to learn more about at-home testing in Visalia, CA and to schedule a virtual doctor visit with a physician.
Right now, the United States has a shortage of at-home COVID-19 test kits. You should request one if you are showing symptoms associated with COVID-19, including:
- Dry cough with shortness of breath
- Body aches
If you’ve had recent exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it’s also a smart idea to get tested, even if you’re asymptomatic.
At-home testing is a safe way to test for COVID-19, without inadvertently exposing yourself or others to the virus by leaving your house. The at-home test uses a nasopharyngeal collection sample, obtained by swabbing deep nasal tissue. The collection sample is preserved in a vial and sent directly to Quest Labs for testing. Patients will receive their results in five to 10 days.
Maj Medical Clinic understands that at-home testing can be confusing or scary for some patients, which is why we’ve created a step-by-step video (watch it here) that outlines each important step. We’re also happy to schedule a virtual doctor visit with you to help walk you through it. We’re here for you!