Due to spread of coronavirus within the community, you and your family may like to be tested also for safety reasons. In case, a person is sick within your vicinity then you must go for testing. Taking advice from the doctors, you can decide whether a coronavirus is going to be helpful for you or not.
Types of Coronavirus Testing
There are mainly two types of testing available. One of them help to determine about current infection and another one is for past infections.
Testing for Current Infection
• Using long swab, sample is collected from nose, throat, gum, cheeks and tongue.
• Container can be given to collect cough or spit also.
Coming to a doctor’s office, tests can be done. Special testing sites have been created in several countries also. In some occasion, drive-in test in centers can be seen as well. Staying inside the car, it is possible to get tested. Following the instruction of healthcare service provider, people can take out the swab with the help of a Q-tip. Special kits are available now to take the test within home.
If the result is positive then the person is affected with coronavirus. However, negative result suggests that virus is not present within the body. In some occasion, test result can come negative in spite of having coronavirus. Therefore, second test may be suggested.
Test results may come inaccurate in case the test is early or late during infection. More accurate test results may be seen after few days of carrying the virus.
During the testing, instruction must be followed. In case of a kid, parents must help them to stay still while testing for a good sample. Better sample leads to an accurate result.
Testing for Past Infection
Blood test is done to check the antibodies. Test results may be available in a day or few days. However, home kit is not available for theses test yet.