With Covid running wild across the United States, many folks are either wondering what test they should take or how to go about getting tested in the first place. To be safe and make sure that you aren’t contagious, it helps to know how the different types of tests work so that when you do get tested, you know what to expect. At Drip Hydration, we know all about being prepared and not wanting to be stuck in the dark about what you should be doing. In this post, we will look at what the most common PCR test is and how to get yourself tested if you find out that you have been exposed.
What Exactly is a PCR Test?
PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. It looks for signals in the body that the virus is there. In this case, it looks for proteins that belong specifically to the Coronavirus and nothing else. This allows the test to do its job and quickly determine if the virus is in a person’s body.
If you compare this to the other type of test known as an antigen test, it is many times faster. An antigen test looks for immune cells that have responded to the threat of Covid and then determines that it is in the body. In this case, the antigen test will have taken much longer than the PCR test because the body has already built up an immune response.
Choose Drip Hydration and Get Tested At Home
That’s right; we offer Covid testing that we can bring to your home. That way, you can get tested, and whether you’re positive or negative, you can be in the comfort of your own home taking the test and not have to worry. When you’re ready to get tested, give us a call right away.
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Fast And Easy Rapid PCR Testing In Washington DC
Along with access to on-site rapid PCR testing, the Washington DC area residents now have the option to get tested at home with accurate and fast results. Drip Hydration brings rapid tests directly to you and your family at home with group and family discounts.
Together, we can help prevent the spread. Give us a call or book an appointment using a button below.