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What Is The Test For Coronavirus?

The test of Coronavirus looks for the signs and symptoms of infection of Coronavirus in the blood, nasal secretions, and other fluids of the body. Coronavirus is a type of virus which tremendously affects the respiratory system of your body. Coronavirus can be found in both humans and animals as well. Recently a dog in Thailand was affected by the Coronavirus who is now defending the virus each second. The infection of Coronavirus has become common throughout the world. The Coronavirus can be more serious and in some of the cases, it can also lead to pneumonia. If you are not familiar with the word ‘Pneumonia’, it is a life-threatening condition which results in a build-up of fluids in the lungs.

Why do you need a test for Coronavirus?

  • You may be required for a test if your signs and symptoms match the effects of Coronavirus.
  • It is exceedingly recommended to get a test of you recently went out for travelling somewhere in the world, especially China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Italy, etc.
  • You should also go for a test if you have been in contact with someone who has recently travelled somewhere in the world.
  • It is also recommended to go for a test, of someone in your area or locality has been reported positive for the test of Coronavirus.

Symptoms of Coronavirus include

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat

If you have sensed or been through the exact symptoms, then you should not waste any more time appointing a doctor for the test.

If you have signs and symptoms and have not travelled to the areas where there are numerous cases of Coronavirus, then it is highly unlikely that you are infected by the Coronavirus. It is possible that you may have other types of virus such as the flu. The flu is extensively common in the United States of America than the lethal Coronavirus.

What happens during the test of Coronavirus?

If your provider assumes that you have COVID-19, your doctor will be contacting the local health department for the further process in order to get the instructions of testing the virus. It is also possible that you may be told to visit the special lab for the test. Only certain labs are allowed to perform the test.

There are some ways which a lab may get a sample for the process of testing.

Nasal aspirate- The provider of health care will place a thin, lighted tube which is known as bronchoscope down in your mouth and in your lungs as well from where the sample is going to be collected.

Sputum test- It is a thick mucus which is coughed up from your lungs. It is possible that you may will be asked to cough up the sputum into the special cup or a swab that may be used to take out the sample from your nose.

Blood- A health care expert will be taking the blood sample from your vein in your arm.

A person may feel the gagging or tickle sensation when the throat or nose will be swabbed during the test. You will feel little uncomfortable while getting checked for nasal aspirate.

There is a minor risk for infection or bleeding from the tracheal aspiration. There is a very little risk while you will be checked with the blood. You may have to deal with little pain when the needle will be used to tale out the sample of blood. But, that is completely normal and only lasts for seconds.

Apart from the tests, it is always a better idea to take the precautions. Wearing the facemask and using the hand sanitizers which consists of more than 70 to 80 percent alcohol is exceedingly recommended. Avoid being involved in the social gatherings and don’t forget to wear the facemask if you are someone who has to commute daily in the public transports. Just in case, if you are unable to get the sanitizers, you can use the soap and water to clean your hands and wipe the particles which are often invisible to the human’s eye. Wash your hands gently for at least 20 to 30 seconds in order to eliminate the risk factor of getting feigned by it.

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