COVID-19 PCR Testing in Houston
There are several different types of tests going around for COVID-19, which can make it difficult for individuals to determine what the best test for them is. PCR tests are the most readily available tests available today. These tests consist of a nasal or oral swab and take anywhere from 24-72 hours to process. PCR tests take longer than rapid COVID-19 testing but are believed to be the most accurate method for detecting a current infection. In fact, PCR tests are able to detect the presence of the virus before an individual even displays their first symptom.
PCR tests are unique in the sense that they detect the genetic code for the virus, known as the RNA. This RNA code will become present in an individual soon after they are infected with the virus. While there is still a lot of debate about the effectiveness of all COVID-19 tests, PCR tests are considered the most effective because they are used to detect the presence of an antigen, instead of waiting for the presence of antibodies to develop. Unfortunately, for some people, PCR testing takes too long, which is why rapid COVID-19 testing is also available. At RoweDocs in Houston, we are here to accommodate you no matter which test you need. We provide the COVID-19 PCR test, COVID-19 rapid test, and the COVID-19 antibody test.
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
While most patients will be able to recover from COVID-19 without needing medical intervention, this will not be the case for everyone. Listed below are emergency warning signs to be aware of for individuals who have been infected with COVID-19.
-Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
-Confusion when talking
-Inability to remain conscious
-Bluish tint to lips or face
If you or someone in your care develops any of the symptoms listed above, seek immediate emergency attention. These patients may require medical attention in order to overcome this viral infection. If someone in your care has tested positive for COVID-19 monitor your own health and schedule an appointment to be tested with our team.
CARES Act COVID-19 Testing
Under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security Act), we are able to provide FREE care to uninsured families of all ages for active COVID-19 and antibody testing. This covers the telemedicine visit, the testing costs at our clinics, as well as the third-party lab costs through Quest or CPL labs (Quest and CPL labs are covering their costs for uninsured families who need COVID-19/antibody testing).
COVID-19 Testing in Houston
RoweDocs is one of the largest and most diverse women-owned multi-specialty telemedicine networks. We connect patients with doctors they can trust, who relate to their unique needs with same-day, no-wait telemedicine appointments for the comfort and convenience of our patients. Get quality healthcare from your phone, tablet, or computer with RoweDocs. Our team of physicians is dedicated to promoting wellness for all of our patients on their own terms. Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today!
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