Who Should get tested for COVID 19

With the passage of time, there has been the availability of convenient and accurate followed by rapid covid test. These capabilities have decreased the popularity f Drive through PCR tests. To fight this virus, ER of Watauga is providing its clients with the best and latest diagnosing equipment. However, you should also get benefits from some of the information mentioned below.

Who should take the rapid covid test?

People who have symptoms or close contacts:

As everyone knows, COVID is continuously growing and has become a pandemic, so it is no longer a requirement or recommended for you to take screening testing. As a result, ER of Watauga is putting all its effort into taking the Covid test for those who are:

The people who have critical symptoms.

Or the people who have been exposed or came close to some who has the virus.

Where should I Get a Rapid Covid Test?

The residents of Watauga should visit our ER for the most reliable and accurate rapid covid test. Similarly, we are also offering PCR test so that you can take whatever suits you.

When is the best time to quarantine or isolate yourself?

You should quarantine yourself if you visited a person and then you found they had Covid. There are many scenarios in which you might have been exposed to the deadly. Quarantining yourself is a great way to protect your loved ones from the disease.

If you have taken a Covid test and you got positive results. The best strategy to protect others from the corona is to isolate yourself even if you don’t have any symptoms.

Should I use monoclonal antibody infusion?

MAbs are a great way to deal with the Covid. Monoclonal antibody infusion not only enhances your immunity but also eliminates the possibility of hospitalization or death due to COVID. So if you think you have symptoms and you have a weak immune system.

Self-Test for Covid 19

A self-test is a way of analyzing yourself at home whether you have Covid or not. Home testing is a great tactic even if you are fully vaccinated or have survived the covid. However, there are many cases in which you shouldn’t rely on the self-test. For example, if you want to ensure that you have recovered, you should visit ER of Watauga for proper evaluation.

Using the Covid self-test:

A self-test is a rapid antigen testing technique that one performs. In this process, you collect mucus from your nose and perform the test independently. However, getting tested from a reliable source is always the best option. That’s why we recommend you to get our rapid Covid test or PCR test. This way, you will have proper satisfaction.

Types of Covid tests:

Covid tests look for the infection followed by SARS-Cov2, which is the source that causes corona. The test is performed by taking samples of the nose or mouth. There are two types of covid tests:

  • One is nucleic acid amplification tests.
  • The second one is antigen tests.

There are conditions where one test is recommended over the other. However, every test should follow the protocols of the FDA.

NAATS: like PCR tests, these tests are mostly performed in a medical setting. Additionally, these tests are considered to produce the most reliable and authentic results. These tests identify viral genetic infections that can stay in your body for up to 90 days after the virus. As a result, you should take NAAT if you were positive in the last 90 days.

Antigen tests:

These tests are rapid covid tests and give results in 15-30 minutes. However, they are considered to be less reliable than NAATs, specifically in the case that you don’t have the symptoms. Similarly, a single negative antigen test doesn’t define that you don’t have the virus. Additionally, the best way to detect corona through negative antigen is to repeat the test at least 48 hours apart. Sometimes after an antigen test, a NAAT is also recommended to make sure that result is authentic.

Additional testing information:

If you took a test and it showed positive results, it is best that you shouldn’t take the test for the next three months. Additionally, you should take a COVID test if the symptoms start to show up again.

You should also test your children. They might not show any symptoms, but they can carry the virus and even spread it. Covid testing will keep you and your children safe.