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COVID-19 Testing

A Private Medical Practice & Family Medicine and Primary Care located in Arlington, TX

COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 Testing services offered in Arlington, TX

As the nation continues to adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Primecare Family Practice in Arlington, Texas, remains committed to assisting you with top quality COVID-19 testing. Lewis Nyantika, APRN, FNP-C, and Maryline Ongangi, APRN, FNP-C, are standing by to help you and your loved ones know your status as quickly as possible. Book a visit online or over the phone in just moments.

COVID-19 Testing Q & A

Why is COVID-19 testing so important?

COVID-19 testing allows you to determine if you have an active infection as quickly as possible. This helps you know if you need to begin self-care efforts to help reduce the severity of symptoms while your body works to fight off the infection.

If you test positive for COVID-19 and begin to feel significantly worse, knowing your disease status gives you essential information that determines your next steps. 

COVID-19 testing also yields considerable public health benefits. Knowing your disease status allows you to take action to self-isolate, which reduces the risk of transmitting the disease to others.

COVID-19 testing is a powerful tool in slowing the spread of this disease and has doubtlessly saved lives.

 

Who should come in for COVID-19 testing?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who fall within the following categories should be tested for COVID-19:

 

  • You were exposed to the disease at least five days prior
  • You live in a high-risk setting, including all forms of community living
  • You plan on close contact with someone who has a high risk of serious complications
  • You’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Knowing what to look for makes it easier to know when to schedule a COVID-19 test. Symptoms of the disease include:

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting

As you can see, many of these symptoms are also linked to colds or the flu. Getting tested is the only way to know for sure if you have COVID-19.

 

What happens if my COVID-19 testing shows a positive result?

If your test results come in with a positive result, it’s important to remain calm. The majority of people who contract COVID-19 do not experience severe symptoms and fight off the infection within a few days.

Self-care may be all you need to get through a bout of COVID-19. Drink plenty of fluids, take it easy, and continue nourishing your body with healthy foods. Over-the-counter pain medication helps manage symptoms. 

If your symptoms worsen, or if you have other serious health issues and have a high risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your provider at Primecare Family Practice for guidance on how to move forward. 

When you need to book a visit, online scheduling is fast and easy. You can also call to check appointment availability

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