Rapid COVID-19 Testing – Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Upon approval by FDA for use and when available.
The current coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic is a worldwide health issue. At My Concierge MD, we are helping people in the Greater Los Angeles area get tested for COVID-19 to ensure they get the medical care they need. We perform COVID nasal swabs as well as rapid COVID tests to deliver faster results.
Our Beverly Hills team does house calls as well as drive-through testing at our office parking.
What is Coronavirus?
COVID-19 is a new strain of the virus that belongs to the Coronavirus family. This family causes many diseases such as the common cold and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)among others.
Transmission of the coronavirus can happen from animal to man. The spread of the virus occurs when an infected person sneezes or coughs. The virus uses mucous membranes like the eyes, nose, and mouth to enter the body.
Signs and Symptoms
The three core symptoms of coronavirus infection are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
If patients are not treated appropriately, complications like pneumonia, kidney failure, and death may follow.
What is Rapid COVID Testing?
The rapid COVID test kit is a quick, safe, and noninvasive method to check if you have coronavirus. When exposed to any type of microbe, the human body produces an immune response. White blood cells are activated and begin the fight against the infection. Part of your immune response depends on the production of antibodies that battle infections.
The rapid COVID test kit detects antibodies against COVID-19in your bloodstream. There are two types of antibodies that the human body produces when exposed to COVID-19: IgM and IgG. IgM antibodies typically rise 1 week after infection whereas IgG starts rising 2 weeks after infection.
How does it work?
The rapid COVID test kit looks very similar to standard pregnancy tests. It 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 add a few drops of your blood sample into the testing well to check if the antibodies are present.