May 20, 2024

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Protect Those Around You With a Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test

Has a thought of you having COVID-19 crossed your mind yet? If so, would you like to know whether you have had COVID-19, the dreadful disease that is wreaking havoc all over the world? If your answer is yes, then look no further. A Ham Lake nasal swab offers an assurance that you are in good health to help protect those around you. GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing offers safe, in-office testing that considers your health with results in less than 20 minutes.

Importance of Antigen Tests in Identifying COVID-19

In the medical field, many types of tests exist which help determine the nature of many viruses in the body. With an antigen test, you will find out whether your body has traces of proteins that make up COVID-19. The antigen test relies on a specimen collected in your nasal cavity for a brief examination.

What do antigen tests accomplish in connection with COVID-19?

Antigen tests help determine whether you have a coronavirus infection that causes COVID-19. The result exists in binary form, with a positive test indicating that you have the disease without your knowledge. Unfortunately, with a positive test, you will have to avoid social places or coming into close contact with other people for some time. A point to note is that antigen tests have a high accuracy rate with very few false-positive results. GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing has experienced doctors who will check your symptoms and determine the best treatment line for you. You might have to get a hospital admission to deal with extreme symptoms of COVID-19; isolation can also come in handy when you have mild or no symptoms at all of COVID-19 at the time of testing.

The positivity of the disease depends on how long you have had it. For instance, you might get a negative test when you have had COVID-19 for more than a week. Such results may differ from the more accurate molecular assay (PCR) also offered.

What are the types of COVID-19 tests and how effective are they? 

COVID-19, like many diseases out there, has many tests to determine whether you are positive or negative. In most cases, your doctor will determine the best test to give you when you visit GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing. The major types of tests you are likely to find include:

·         Antigen tests

·         Molecular tests

These two tests have the same intentions, which is to determine whether you have COVID-19. However, the nature of administration and finding results differs. Antigen tests are more general, making them faster and less reliable than molecular tests. On the other hand, molecular tests look for the genetic material of the virus to help determine whether you are positive or negative.

A false positive after an antigen test qualifies you for molecular tests.

Find out your COVID-19 status with an antigen test from GatherWell Rapid COVID Testing. Walk into the center today to find out your COVID-19 status.