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Mobile IV Nurses COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing

What is COVID-19?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus is principally spread person-to-person mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other viruses that cause respiratory illness spread. It may also spread when a person touches a surface or object that has virus upon it and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth or in other ways.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common COVID-19 symptoms include fever and dry cough. They sometimes include sore throat, fatigue, shaking, muscle aches, chills, new loss of smell or taste, aches and pains, headaches, and shortness of breath.

How can I prevent myself from being infected?

Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.

  • If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Take simple measures to ensure cough and sneeze etiquette: cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands.
  • Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in your workspace and doorknobs.
  • If you are sick, stay home and seek medical attention. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please ask to be tested for the virus.

It’s important to protect yourself and protect others too.

 

Here at Mobile IV Nurses, our entire team is committed to serving the community during this challenging time. The safety of our patients and our nurses are taking a high priority. Our team of nurses are stocked and prepared with the proper PPE and sanitizing materials needed to properly disinfect their equipment before and after your treatment. If the conditions permit, we can offer to do your infusion outside in the open air. We are continually monitoring the CDC guidelines and will make the necessary changes when needed. We know this situation is constantly evolving, and our team will remain flexible with whatever needs you have during your IV treatment. Our mission is to continue to serve our community safely and continue to provide the best quality of care.

 

Common questions about COVID-19 Testing

How much does a Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test cost?

  • $150

Where can I get a test for covid-19?

  • Mobile IV Nurses will come to your home or business and provide you with a Rapid Antigen test that will provide you results in 10-15 minutes.

What are the differences between antigen tests and other COVID-19 tests?

  • There are different kinds of tests for diagnosing COVID-19. Molecular tests (also known as PCR tests) detect genetic material from the virus. Antigen tests detect proteins from the virus. Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but are not as sensitive as molecular tests. This means that a positive result is highly accurate, but a negative result does not completely rule out infection.

When is rapid antigen test for COVID-19 most effective?

  • Rapid antigen tests perform best when the person is tested in the early stages of infection with SARS-CoV-2 when viral load is generally highest. They also may be informative in diagnostic testing situations in which the person has a known exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19. (cdc.gov)

What are emergency signs for COVID-19?

  • If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
    • New confusion.
    • Inability to wake or stay awake.
    • Bluish lips or face. (cdc.gov)

When should I seek emergency medical care if I am sick with COVID-19?

  • If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
    • New confusion.
    • Inability to wake or stay awake.
    • Bluish lips or face. (cdc.gov)

What are some treatments for mild symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Most people who become sick with COVID-19 will only experience mild illness and can recover at home. Symptoms might last a few days, and people who have the virus might feel better in about a week. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and includes rest, fluid intake and pain relievers. (mayoclinic.org)

Can a person test negative and later test positive for the coronavirus disease?

  • Yes
  • Using the CDC-developed diagnostic test, a negative result means that the virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in the person’s sample. (cdc.gov)

What to do if you test negative for COVID-19?

  • A negative (-) test result only means that you did not have COVID-19 antigen detected at the time of testing. Continue to take steps to take the appropriate steps to protect yourself.

What to do if you test negative for COVID-19 but have symptoms of COVID-19?

  • If you had a negative (-) Rapid Antigen test and you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should discuss with your healthcare provider whether an additional molecular test would help with your care, and when you should discontinue home isolation. If you do not have an additional test to determine if you are infected and may spread the infection to others, the CDC currently recommends that you should stay home until three things have happened:
    • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers)

AND

  • Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath has improved)

AND

  • At least 10 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19?

  • After a positive (+) test result you should follow up with you Primary Care Medical Provider as needed.
  • Individuals who have tested positive should take appropriate isolation precautions.
    • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
    • Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
    • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
    • Wear a mask when around other people, if you are able to.
  • Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign such
    • Trouble breathing.
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
    • New confusion.
    • Inability to wake or stay awake.
    • Bluish lips or face seek medical care immediately. Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility.
  • You can be with others after
    • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving**Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms?

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms the CDC recommends that if you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:
    • 10 days have passed since the date you had your positive test
  • If you develop symptoms after testing positive the CDC recommends that
    • You can be with others after
    • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
    • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving**Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation

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