If you suspect that you or a loved one has COVID-19, the experienced team at Auburn Medical Group in Auburn, California, provides COVID-19 testing services so you can get the prompt answers and treatment you need right away. To determine if you have COVID, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. It’s a new strain of the coronavirus that causes symptoms similar to the flu or common cold.
With COVID, you and your family may experience symptoms such as:
COVID-19 symptoms may manifest anywhere between 2-14 days after you have been exposed to the virus. In many cases, COVID causes mild symptoms, but some people can become very ill and require hospitalization.
Certain medical conditions may put you at a higher risk of developing life-threatening complications, including diabetes, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease.
COVID-19 testing is the only way to detect whether you have an active infection. If you’ve been exposed to the virus and experience symptoms, you should seek COVID testing and treatment as soon as possible.
The team at Auburn Medical Group offers polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, which is considered the gold standard for COVID-19 testing. A PCR test can detect the virus’ specific genetic material for highly accurate results.
When you come into the office for COVID-19 testing, your provider takes a sample of mucus from your nasopharynx area (which includes the uppermost part of the nose or throat). They swab each nostril to obtain the sample.
PRC tests can produce results within 30 minutes. After getting your results, the team lets you know the next steps.
If you have a positive COVID-19 test, the team at Auburn Medical Group can provide you with medical guidance. Some patients only experience mild symptoms and are able to recover with at-home treatments, such as resting and staying hydrated. It’s also important to self-isolate and avoid public outings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
With severe COVID-19 symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or pain in your chest, you should call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room (ER).
Call Auburn Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about COVID-19 testing.