How the Testing for Coronavirus Works

How does the test work?

Where can you conduct the tests?

  • people who have severe symptoms
  • pregnant women
  • older adults
  • people who suffer from underlying health conditions
  • Home tests — On April 21, theFood and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved using the first COVID-19 home testing kit. With the help of cotton swab, people can collect a nasal sample and then mail it to a laboratory for testing. The emergency use authorization indicates that the test kit has been sanctioned for use by the people whom healthcare professionals have identified as the carriers of COVID-19.

Are they accurate?

When should you get tested?

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