The COVID-19 has brought a lot of changes to how we live. With the deaths and how easily the virus can spread, it has created a new normal for everyone. And in a bid to curb the spread, various COVID-19 safety measures were instituted. And a critical aspect of these safety measures is COVID-19 testing.
Many might think that because they don’t have symptoms, they don’t need to get tested. Or the common saying that you don’t get COVID if you don’t get tested. But all of these are dangerous and are only putting yourself and your loved ones at risk. Here are some reasons why getting COVID-19 tests is critical.
Quick and Easy COVID Testing
There are now tests that ensure that you get your results within minutes– rapid antigen test. It is low-cost testing with relatively simple handling.
Let’s say you need to get a travel test quickly; a quick and easy way to know your status and show a report so you can be allowed to travel is the rapid antigen test because it lets you know your results in minutes. You can also request rapid PCR testing at many testing facilities.
So, with a test that is easy to take and quick to see your results, like the rapid antigen test, there’s no reason not to get tested.
Reduces the Spread With COVID Testing
Knowing your COVID-19 status is important for you and everyone around because it curbs the spread of the virus. Imagine if you’re asymptomatic, that is, you don’t show any symptoms, you’re basically sharing it with everyone you come by, thus worsening the whole situation.
Getting to know your status even without showing any symptoms is helpful for not only you, but everyone around you.
Andrew Azman in an interview said, “Although there is a lower risk of transmission from asymptomatic people, they might still present a significant public-health risk because they are more likely to be out in the community than isolated at home”
Brings Us Back to Normalcy Faster
Fighting the coronavirus is a collectively effort, getting tested and following the COVID-19 safety procedures is not only for people with symptoms, it’s a necessity for everyone.
Get COVID Tested Today!
Lifeline Health has partnered with COVID Clinic to provide our patients with the newest and fastest COVID-19 tests. The FDA website is a great resource for information on which types of COVID-19 tests have been approved for emergency use. All of the tests at the Lifeline Health Torrance rapid COVID testing site are FDA certified and approved. Lifeline Health and COVID Clinic are offering a wide range of the latests COVID-19 tests, ranging from a rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test (results within 20 minutes with a 99% specificity) to a Expedited RT-PCR COVID-19 Test (results within the same/next day, and fits most travel restriction requirements). For a full PDF of information on each test COVID Clinic offers, visit the website.