The Covid self-tests have come to greatly speed up the Covid detection process. They are very easy to use, all you have to do is read the instructions on the package or ask a doctor you trust.
You can get them in pharmacies whenever you want depending on which ones are authorized in your country: Covid-19 BOSON, Covid-19 NEWGENE, Covid-19 WESAIL, Covid-19 GOLDSIDE, Covid-19 FLOW FLEX.
Depending on the type of sample they collect, it can be a rapid oral or nasal fluid antigen test .
When done autonomously, it is sometimes difficult to know how to proceed if it turns out to be positive. In this post we will clarify all your doubts about it.
What to do if my rapid antigen test for Covid-19 was positive
It is good to clarify that it does not matter if you do not have symptoms yet, if your test has been positive there are some essential steps that you must carry out:
- Isolate yourself: It is important that as soon as you have your diagnosis you isolate yourself and try not to go out. If you live with other people, this step must be very well taken into account so that you prevent the virus from spreading and more are affected. Take biosecurity measures such as wearing masks, separating your things and, as far as possible, keep your distance from other people.
- Go to a health center: it is important that you go to a health center where you can be treated. This Covid test will make you a suspicious person and later the specialists will do a PDIA (diagnostic test for active infection) to confirm that you have the disease.
- Follow your treatment: Your doctor will tell you what treatment you should follow for your case, follow it to the letter so that you can recover as soon as possible.
What to do if my test is negative but I have symptoms
In the event that you have the symptoms associated with Covid and when doing the self-test it comes out negative, you should not think that there are no possibilities that you are infected, since it is important that you consider that they are
Covid-19 or nasal saliva test, the wrong results may occur, since their sensitivity may decrease depending on the time in which the test was performed and even the way in which it was done.
The possibility of inconsistencies in all the Covid tests is always present, so it is best that you go to the doctor and present your case, the safest thing is that they will ask you for a confirmation test.
Covid has plunged the world into a major health emergency. In the moment of pandemic in which we are, much progress has already been made on the way to prevent, detect and combat the disease.
Thanks to the SARS-CoV2 rapid antigen test, detecting the virus in time is possible. If they are carried out with the responsibility they deserve, they are very good tools for the early diagnosis of the virus.