If you need COVID-19 testing for travel, your job, or due to symptoms of the disease, see the experts at Triad Internal Medicine in Asheboro, North Carolina. Chelsea Poe, FNP, Kirstie Ferrell, FNP, and Keung Lee, MD, PhD, MHA, offer COVID testing to detect the virus and determine if you need treatment to minimize symptoms and prevent complications. Schedule an evaluation by phone or book one online today. Same-day COVID testing is also available.
COVID testing, or COVID-19 testing, is a diagnostic test that detects the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a virus that can cause cold or flu-like symptoms that sometimes become severe.
Knowing if you’re infected with COVID-19 can help you identify potential symptoms, determine if you should keep your distance from others to avoid spreading the disease, and whether or not you need treatment.
Triad Internal Medicine offers same-day appointment availability for COVID testing when necessary.
COVID-19 may cause the following symptoms:
These or other symptoms range in severity. They might mimic a mild cold or a severe case of the flu.
What to expect during COVID testing depends on the type of test you undergo. Your provider may swab the inside of your nose or throat, take a sample of your saliva, or use a blood test to detect antibodies – an indicator of previous COVID-19 infection or possibly a COVID vaccination. These COVID tests aren’t painful, though you may feel brief discomfort.
Your specialist can complete a rapid COVID-19 test in the office or send your sample to a lab for analysis. They might also test for flu, strep throat, or other illnesses.
After undergoing COVID testing, you may receive the results during the same appointment. Your Triad Internal Medicine provider discusses the outcome and determines if you’re infected with the virus and need treatment to minimize bothersome symptoms. They may suggest rest and fluids, medications, or additional COVID-19 treatments.
To reduce the risk of contracting COVID or spreading it to someone else, wash your hands often, avoid close contact with other people (especially those with symptoms of COVID-19 or known exposure), and ask your Triad Internal Medicine provider about getting a COVID vaccination.
Schedule COVID testing at Triad Internal Medicine by phone or request an appointment online today. Same-day appointments are available.