How to answer questions about Covid-19 testing.
Q: Do you offer a rapid Covid Test?
A: We are NOT performing rapid Covid tests at this time. We are offering a very high sensitivity PCR Covid-19 test.
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.