If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and don’t want to expose others, a newer option has been made readily available for the community- at-home COVID tests. It will make it much easier for those with families or who may have been exposed during an event to grab an at-home kit and see if they test positive for the virus. There are pros and cons to this type of method, but it offers an excellent alternative to those who may not be able to see a physician yet.
Getting a Test
Self-collection tests can be bought at local pharmacies both on the shelves or as prescribed. Some of them require nasal swabs, while some may only collect saliva samples. If you do not feel well, try to get a friend or family member to obtain the test for you. When you take the test, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and follow the test’s specific directions for the best accuracy.
Where to Purchase
At-home tests can be purchased from most pharmacies and some retailers. Fulton residents now have a program called “Say YES! Covid test” that allows residents in certain zip codes to pick up testing kits at clinics or partner locations. You can view their availability here. Quest Diagnostics is running at-home options through some Walmart locations but does require a referral. A list of FDA-approved home tests can be found here.
DIY Tests vs. Professional Tests
While it may be tempting to get an at-home Covid test in Atlanta, you should be aware of some risks involved. It is more likely the test will be inaccurate. This is because the sample is exposed to a different environment and because it may be difficult to know how far into the nasal cavity you should go or if you’ve collected enough for a viable sample.
Medical professionals have completed these tests for a lengthy period and know how to collect the sample for its highest accuracy. It is possible to have the best of both worlds. Drip Hydration offers at-home testing completed by a medical professional. You can get results in as little as fifteen minutes and not have to worry about a test being completed correctly or having to schedule an appointment somewhere.
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Drip Hydration Can Help You Get Same-Day Answers At Home
If you are looking for a convenient, fast, and accurate Covid-19 test, Drip Hydration can help. Serving multiple locations all over the United States, we make getting fast and accurate test results a simple and straightforward process. Offering individual testing as well as group and corporate testing, Drip Hydration serves just about anyone who needs a Covid-19 test, ultimately working to keep the population safer.
We offer the latest in Covid-19 testing with fast and accurate rapid Accula PCR tests that can provide results in 30 minutes. Whether you need same-day results to protect your loved ones or because you plan to travel soon, a rapid PCR test is by far the best testing option. Contact us at the link below to schedule an appointment.