Hello! Right here’s a fast video of my expertise taking the Covid-19 Take a look at and Ben’s expertise taking the Covid-19 Speedy Take a look at. I’m not a physician, therapist or paleontologist. This isn’t medical recommendation or information, only a quick tackle what it appears to be like like and the way it feels.
Taking the Covid19 Take a look at and Speedy Take a look at Video:
- Ben lives in FL and lately got here again to CA for work. He was very cautious throughout journey however did take a cross-country flight the week earlier than he began to really feel sick.
- He began to really feel sick, primarily drained and sore (or physique aches). Given the present outbreak of Covid-19 & his current travels we needed to deal with it like he could have been contaminated with the virus.
- I talked to a good friend that may be a nurse practitioner and has labored at a Covid-19 testing clinic in Orange County about Ben’s signs. She voted to behave like he had it and quarantine till we might get a take a look at to verify in any other case.
- I personally thought it was simply excessive jet-lag as a result of he modified time zones and was working lengthy hours as quickly as he bought to CA. And we have been taking plenty of walks with Diego so that would clarify the soreness. However once more, we needed to err on the aspect of warning as a result of it was the precise factor to do.
- I didn’t really feel sick or have a fever. Ben did have a really slight fever and tracked it in a spreadsheet a number of occasions a day for just a few days as we waited for the take a look at to trace if it was getting worse – it didn’t.
- It was exhausting to get a take a look at! The day he began to really feel sick it was early within the morning and I spent many of the day searching for a neighborhood testing website that had open appointments. There have been NO appointments for that day. I lastly discovered ONE appointment for the following day.
- He bought the speedy take a look at. It took 20 minutes. It value just below $200 out of pocket. [His results – Negative]
- I bought the usual take a look at the following day (at one other location – these have been the soonest appts I might discover). I wasn’t allowed to get the speedy take a look at as a result of my medical health insurance didn’t cowl it and I couldn’t pay for it out of pocket. The outcomes took virtually an entire week to come back again. [My results – Negative]
- I don’t assume they stick the q-tip up your nostril very far or exhausting. It didn’t damage or make my eyes water.
- General – The take a look at was fast and painless. However discovering a take a look at and getting an appointment was NOT straightforward. And I needed to wait every week for the outcomes(it was estimated between 3-5 days). I’ve heard it’s taking even longer than that in lots of locations now.
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