In these difficult times, we understand the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 to help keep you and your family safe and healthy. You can schedule personal testing for COVID-19 with Paradigm Testing and receive your results in 48 hours. Personal testing for COVID-19 is essential to slowing the spread of the virus in your community by helping identify those who have the disease and allowing infected individuals to isolate themselves from others. Scheduling COVID-19 testing for you and your family also helps your local public health officials better understand how active the virus is in your community and how the virus is spreading.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, then you may want to schedule a rapid COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure. A rapid test will provide you with results within hours so you will know if you have the virus and can plan accordingly. If you test positive for the virus, it is important to isolate yourself from others to help prevent the spread. If you test positive, you should share that information with anyone you’ve been around, including family members or others who live with you, and they should also schedule a personal test to determine exposure.
If you have recently traveled, been around large groups of people, or are concerned about being asymptomatic, you may want to schedule a PCR COVID-19 test to determine whether the virus is in your system. The PCR test is similar to the rapid test but results can take up to 48 hours. It is best to schedule a test 3-5 days after possible exposure to avoid the risk of a false negative. Both are diagnostic tests and will identify whether or not the virus is presently active in your system.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear between 2 and 14 days after you have been exposed to the virus. Symptoms can include high fever, sore throat, dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, and loss of taste or smell. If you develop any of these symptoms, especially if you have been around someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and they may recommend you get tested.
When you get personal testing with Paradigm, the entire process is quick and easy, making an otherwise stressful situation as seamless as possible for optimal peace of mind. You simply log in to the Patient Portal to schedule a personal testing appointment, select a specific location, and to get your results. This allows you to get your testing taken care of easily and quickly so you can get back to living your life.