How to answer questions about Covid-19 testing.
Q: Do you offer a rapid Covid Test?
A: Yes, starting mid September we will be rendering the rapid Covid- 19 nasal swab at the Franklin location. The sensitivity of a positive result is 94.7% and for negative a 98.6% sensitivity.
Q: For the rapid Covid- 19 nasal swab, how do you get the results back?
A: We will be testing in house at the Franklin location. A positive test is reported in 5 minutes and a negative result in 13 minutes.
Q: What does the test cost?
Q: The difference between quarantine and isolation?
- Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
- Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Q: Can I get a false positive?
A: The CDC reports that false positives are extremely rare and patients will be called by the board of health calls who can discuss results further.
Q: Should I get tested if I am in contact with a positive patient?
A: People that have been in direct contact with the positive patient should get tested and quarantine for 14 days from their last contact with that person.
Q: How long should I isolate for if I test positive with symptoms?
A: Patients with symptoms that test positive should isolate for 10 days from their test date. Patients should have fever resolution for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications .
Q: How long should I isolate for if I test positive without symptoms?
A: Patients without symptoms that test positive should isolate for 10 days from their test date as long as they do not develop symptoms.