COVID-19 Discharge Instructions
1. You have been tested for the genes that cause COVID-19. What should you do while you wait for the results to come back?
Per the CDC (Center for Disease control) recommendations, we recommend you self-isolate until you have received your results.
You will typically receive an antigen result within 1 hour of testing. You will typically receive a PCR result within 1-2 days.
2. There is no proven treatment yet for this strain of virus. There are some things you can do to help increase your immune system and fight off the virus sooner:
Take Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc
Take Tylenol for body aches or fevers. Do not exceed more than 4000mg per day.
3. How does the COVID-19 test work?
The staff will perform a swab in the nostril and the specimen collected will be tested for the presence of SarsCov-2 proteins/genes. These are the genes that have been found to cause the virus.
4. Positive Test?
Please self-isolate for a minimum of 5 days and follow these CDC guidelines:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
Most symptoms can be managed at home. However, please seek further medical care at the Emergency Room if you develop chest pain, severe cough, shortness of breath, unrelenting fevers, severe abdominal pain, or diarrhea causing dehydration.
As always, feel free to reach us at (630) 506-5553 if you have further questions!