Coronavirus Testing – Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

The coronavirus outbreak is a serious health problem that the whole world is facing today. At My Concierge MD, we are offering multiple methods of coronavirus testing so you and your loved ones can find out if you have been infected.

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause a range of diseases including the common cold as well as more severe conditions. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus that was recently discovered in 2019and has not been studied before.

Coronavirus infection is transmitted from animals to humans and then spreads between people. Transmissions occur through the air droplets that exist inside the nose or mouth when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The virus then enters the body through the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, and mouth).

Symptoms of Coronavirus

  • Fever
  • Cough, usually dry
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue and tiredness

If not treated, coronavirus infections can lead to complications including pneumonia, respiratory failure, kidney failure, and death.

Testing Methods

Our Beverly Hills team does house calls as well as drive-through tests at our office parking lot. At My Concierge MD, we are offering two main testing methods to detect coronavirus:

Nasal Swab

The nasal swab test is a reliable test to detect coronavirus infections.

Our physicians will be dressed in full protective gear (suit, mask, and gloves) while performing the test. If you choose to pass by our parking space to get tested, you will stay in your car and simply roll down your window so the physician can perform the test. The physician will carefully slide a special Q-tip into your nostrils to take a sample of your nasal secretions; this is called a nasopharyngeal swab or culture. It is completely safe and quick, but some have reported some discomfort during the process.

Your sample will be sent to our laboratory to test for coronavirus. Results of the nasal swab test are available after 3-4 days. Our office will contact you with the results as soon as possible.

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Rapid COVID test kit

Another coronavirus testing method is the rapid COVID test kit. It is safe, quick, and noninvasive. This test kit detects antibodies against COVID which typically rise within 1-2 weeks after infection.

The rapid COVID test only requires a blood sample to detect antibodies against coronavirus in your bloodstream. Our physicians will perform a simple finger prick, obtain your blood sample, and use the kit accordingly. Results are usually available within 15 minutes.

Who should get tested?

If you are experiencing the following symptoms and suspect you might be infected, call our medical office to receive a phone consultation regarding your symptoms. Our telemedicine services facilitate remote communication with patients and will help you through the process of COVID testing.

Our team has set up a special chart that will be used to identify if you meet certain criteria to get tested for coronavirus. Criteria include COVID-related symptoms, pre-existing chronic conditions, a recent history of travel abroad, as well as contact with the suspect or confirmed COVID patients. Over the phone, our physicians will interview you and go through this chart to reach a final decision regarding your testing.

If you qualify for a COVID test, we will set an appointment for you to come to the parking of our Beverly Hills office to perform the test. If you are unable to leave your home, our physicians do house calls and can visit your home to perform COVID testing.

What to do after getting tested?

After you are tested, your physician will provide you with clear instructions on what to do next depending on the severity of your symptoms. If your symptoms are severe, you will be referred to a hospital where you will be quarantined and receive the appropriate treatment to ease your symptoms.

If your symptoms are mild and your physician decides that you are well enough to go home, you should stay home and stop going to school or work. You should also wear protective clothing such as face masks and gloves so that you do not infect others. Self-isolation is highly recommended to protect yourself as well as others.

If you have further questions about COVID testing, contact our Beverly Hills facility on 877-760-3558

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