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What is COVID-19

COVID-19, is an illness caused by a respiratory virus, SARS-CoV-2, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans that have a crown-like (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope. Common human coronaviruses usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold, with symptoms that last only a short time. However, two other human coronaviruses, MERS and SARS, have been known to cause severe symptoms and even death that has spread globally, including the United States.

What we do?

About Covid-19 Testing at Laboratory

When you need a COVID-19 test, Today’s Life Clinical Laboratory has the best options for you. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, or you’re experiencing mild symptoms, the best places to get a COVID-19 test are at one of our testing sites or Today’s Life Clinical Laboratory call us for inquiry.

Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves, understand your test result, and how to report your result.

COVID-19 tests can detect either SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or antibodies that your body makes after getting COVID-19 or after getting vaccinated. Scientific research suggests that COVID-19 can be spread by individuals with no known contact to positive COVID-19 and are not experiencing any symptoms.

Current active testing methods

Rapid Antigen VS PCR testing

Two types of testing is used to diagnosis current COVID-19 infections. WCU Health Services offers both types of testing. Rapid antigen testing allows for quick identification of positive cases, helping start the contact trace process quickly. Negative rapid tests are confirmed by a PCR test for anyone experiencing symptoms.

What are COVID symptoms

You have symptoms that could be attributed to COVID-19, including any of the following

  • Fever or Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

You have had close contact with someone positive for COVID-19, defined as

  • You were within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes
  • You Provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • That person sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you