We are accepting curbside testing for COVID-19. We also provide antibody testing inside the clinic with appointment. Please call us at (313) 406-2410 to schedule today.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new upper respiratory tract disease caused by a virus (coronavirus).
How does the virus spread?
The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads from mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
What kind of tests are available for COVID-19?
Nasal swab for COVID-19 are available to tell us if you currently have the virus. A negative result means that you were probably not infected at the time sample was collected. However, you may test negative if the sample was collected too early in your infection. A positive result tells you have coronavirus and should take the necessary precautions.
Antibody tests for COVID-19 are available as a blood draw. A positive test result tells us that you might have antibodies from a previous infection with the virus that causes COVID-19, not if you currently have it. If you test negative, you might not have ever had COVID-19.
Should I get tested?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around anyone (within 6 feet distance) that was diagnosed with COVID-19 or if your school/ work requires you to.
How can I protect myself and my family?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Wear a face covering/mask.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- If you are sick, stay home and avoid close contact with people.
- When out in public stay 6 feet away from people.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
Who is at high risk for serious illness/ complications from the coronavirus?
- People aged 65 years and older
- People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- People with underlying medical conditions including:
- People with lung disease including COPD or asthma
- People who smoke
- People with chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, liver and kidney disease
- People with heart conditions
- People who are immunocompromised (have cancer, undergoing chemotherapy, HIV/AIDs, organ transplant patients)
If you have further questions, please contact our office at (313)406-2410 or visit our website or the CDC’s website.