Understandable - there's a lot of confusing information out there.way back in March I read an article about mishandled tears actually giving people COVID. My neighbors got tested at this site and were all fine, though, but I was so nervous.
Yes. This is a great plan. Even if you had a negative test result, this is still what they recommend before interacting with high risk folks. Tests help if working a high risk job and symptomatic, to know if a 14 day isolation is needed for contacts. But for no symptoms and future contact with grandparents? Not much cause for a test.If I don't have symptoms, is it worth it? Can I just wait out the 14 days and track to make sure I have no symptoms?
I've been tested numerous times in numerous settings for both the virus and the antibodies. There are inaccuracies in the tests. The virus test has a decent rate of false negatives and the antibodies have a high rate of false positives. I had two friends who got in line for a test... and never got is and somehow ended up with positive results. This one experience.... but there are lots of others. Tests have limited value. For someone with no covid symptoms, it's not likely to chance the best course of action, which is to wait the two weeks and then hang with the grandparents.
It's pretty unlikely for someone to get sick from testing.... Also, a lot has been figured out since March. The drive through sites are getting it down better and better. I was nervous the first time I did it, now, not so much.
Antibody testing was an easy blood draw for me. Negatives are fairly reliable, but false positives happen a lot. Doc may be able to do it in office. I hope it works out!Thank you @joeylittle I've been in doctor's offices, no problem. So maybe I'll look into that. I've been exposed multiple times, before people knew they were sick, but have never had symptoms. I'lll see if my insurance would cover that.
Hey everyone, I travelled recently, through COVID-heavy states, and have been quarantining since then. My 14 days are up next Tuesday. I wear a mask around the people I live with and we stay 6 feet apart. I have had no symptoms, I had a bout of dizziness and allergies when I first got back (but I think that's because I was dehydrated and have an illness that flares when I don't drink enough water), but no actual symptoms. I was supposed to get tested this Tuesday, but woke up so anxious I was nauseous, and ended up throwing up. I cancelled my test, and felt better. I rescheduled for tomorrow morning and now am having so much anxiety I feel like I'm going to throw up again.
I am so paranoid that I will get infected from the drive-up testing site. I read an article that contaminated tests actually infected people. I don't want to take that risk (I had to travel, but I was EXTREMELY cautious. I didn't even take my mask off for the entire 6-7 hours of flying, hence the dehydration). If I don't have symptoms, is it worth it? Can I just wait out the 14 days and track to make sure I have no symptoms? I'm in contact with my grandparents, but haven't been since I got back. I wanted to get tested to protect them, but I am going to throw up again if I have to go to the site. I'm having panic attacks. Thank you.