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Screening Asymptomatic People for COVID-19

Screening Asymptomatic People for COVID-19

COVID-19 is making a resurgence with the Delta variant rapidly spreading. Even with a COVID-19 vaccine that is 95 percent effective, 1 in 20 vaccinees will become infected. The Delta variant spreads two to three times faster than the original strain. So, there are more cases among everyone—vaccinated and unvaccinated. Detecting those who are infected but have no symptoms is critical to controlling the virus. Asymptomatic people are more likely to spread COVID-19 since they’re often not...

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COVID-19 Testing for Travel

COVID-19 Testing for Travel

Now that many businesses and travel destinations are opening back up under COVID-19 guidelines, you may be wondering: just how do I get a COVID-19 test for travel near me? Finding a testing locale isn’t too difficult, but it does require a little understanding of just what type of test you need for both domestic and international flights, when you need it, and where each type of test is offered. Both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and certain airports and airlines may require you to show...

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What is a PCR COVID Test?

What is a PCR COVID Test?

Today, testing for COVID-19 is commonplace. And, with new variants of the disease quickly spreading, COVID-19 tests are even more important. COVID-19 PCR tests are the most accurate and reliable test available for diagnosing the virus. A PCR test, also known as polymerase chain reaction test, detects virus genetic material if present at the time of testing. A PCR test for COVID-19 can diagnose people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing this highly contagious disease. Healthcare...

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What is the Difference between a COVID-19 PCR Test and a Rapid Antigen Test?

What is the Difference between a COVID-19 PCR Test and a Rapid Antigen Test?

Figuring out if you have COVID-19 can be a challenge, especially since the CDC states that your symptoms may not appear until 2-14 days after your exposure to the virus. On top of that, the fevers, coughs, and chills associated with the disease are common to many viruses. That’s why so many people are now seeking a fast, reliable way to find out if they have SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. Testing is being used in a variety of situations to help stop the spread of the...

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