What is a Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. They infect the respiratory system. Common signs of infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is a new strain of coronavirus.
What are Symptoms of Coronavirus?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently broadened the guidelines for coronavirus testing.
People with COVID19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
How to Get Tested
If you suspect that you are infected with the virus that causes COVID19, contact your doctor immediately. If your doctor’s office does not have a lab that tests for SARS-CoV-2, they can print the order form found in the COVID19 guide which you can download below. Please follow the instruction for sample collection and shipping.
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To download the order form click here.
To order testing kits or any other inquiries regarding COVID19, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org