1. Symptoms of COVID-19, when to test?

    Symptoms of COVID-19, when to test?
    COVID-19 is a new disease for which we learn more and more every day. Scientists come up with further information about how to manage patients and control the spread of the disease. So far, we know that novel coronavirus may not appear with profound symptoms in some individuals. For others, it might take from two days to up to 2 weeks for initial symptoms to appear. However, specialists consider the following as the most common symptoms linked to novel... → Continue reading
  2. How to test for the coronavirus?

    How to test for the coronavirus?
    SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is responsible for the current pandemic that took thousands of lives since the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. The researchers now limited information regarding COVID-19 by observing how the virus behaves and manifests itself to humans. Current studies are focusing on finding out how SARS-Cov-2 affects the human body, what is the most effective treatment, and which testing method allows them to diagnose cases and control the pandemic at the... → Continue reading
  3. Why self-testing is not recommended

    Why self-testing is not recommended
    Although home self-testing COVID-19 kits are helpful and with high clinical accuracy, there are several arguments on why they should be performed by health care professionals only. In this article, we consider the reasons why self-testing at home is not recommended when it comes to the novel coronavirus. What are the risks for the individual and the community? Before looking at the hazards of self-testing, let's analyze a bit the virus's characteristics. Key characteristics of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that... → Continue reading
  4. Where to test for coronavirus?

    Where to test for coronavirus?
    The new novel coronavirus disease has caused profound disability worldwide. One of the most critical aspects of such a pandemic is testing. It has to be both accurate and fast. Many people wonder where to get tested for COVID-19 as choices are limited, and guidelines are strict. The emergence of the new rapid test kits for COVID-19 may perhaps enhance the battle against COVID-19 pandemic, as they offer both speed and accuracy. Before going through the options of testing... → Continue reading
  5. How long does it take to get coronavirus results?

    How long does it take to get coronavirus results?
    Testing for novel coronavirus or COVID-19 might take from a couple of hours to minutes to give you results. However, the procedure of sample-taking lasts for a few seconds, no matter what test you choose to perform to yourself. In this article, we will go through the available testing methods, and the estimated time it takes for each one to give results. The three methods to test for SARS-Cov-2 are the following: Swab samples and laboratory PCR tests¬† Blood... → Continue reading

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