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COVID-19 Testing

TX Primary Care Plus

Internal Medicine located in Plano, TX

COVID-19 can cause severe illness without immediate treatment. At TX Primary Care Plus in Plano, Texas, internal medicine specialist Venkatesh Madhav, MD, and the team offer rapid testing and monoclonal antibody infusion to treat COVID-19. Early detection and prompt treatment significantly increase your likelihood of recovering from COVID-19 as quickly as possible. To learn more about COVID-19 testing, call TX Primary Care Plus or book an appointment online today.

COVID-19 Testing

What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing is a tool to detect the presence of COVID-19. Caused by SARS-CoV-2, a type of coronavirus, COVID-19 is a disease that can cause sudden and severe symptoms. Though primarily a respiratory illness, COVID-19 can lead to health problems that last for weeks or months.

In addition, the disease is highly contagious and affects everybody differently. While some individuals have severe symptoms, others experience none at all. Understanding the signs of COVID-19 enables you to seek a diagnosis and treatment as early as possible.

How do I know if I need COVID-19 testing?

Seek testing for COVID-19 if you’ve been exposed to the disease. Being in close proximity with anybody who has tested positive warrants a visit to TX Primary Care Plus for rapid testing. 

Signs of COVID-19 include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Lost sense of taste or smell
  • Nasal congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches

Schedule a COVID-19 test if you’re experiencing symptoms of the disease. The sooner you know your results, the sooner you can quarantine at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What is rapid COVID-19 testing?

A rapid test, or antigen test, can produce results within minutes. Most doctors recommend rapid tests in patients experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, as it detects protein fragments of the disease.

If your results are positive, your doctor at TX Primary Care Plus can determine the appropriate treatment to protect your health and prevent the disease from spreading.

Are there treatments for COVID-19?

COVID-19 requires comprehensive treatment to minimize its impact on your health. To stop the disease’s progression, the team at TX Primary Care Plus provides monoclonal antibody infusion.

Monoclonal antibody infusions may reduce your body’s viral load if you have COVID-19. The viral load refers to the amount of SARS-CoV-2 in your system. By reducing the viral load, monoclonal antibody infusions can minimize your symptoms.

With milder symptoms, you may recover faster from COVID-19. Combined with early detection through testing, this treatment can significantly improve your outcome from COVID-19.

To learn more about COVID-19 testing and treatment, call TX Primary Care Plus or schedule an appointment online today.

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