Testing performs a serious position in combating COVID-19 — in your well being, the well being of our communities, and to assist safely reopen companies, colleges, and extra. Whereas testing provides throughout the nation have been restricted, we’re taking steps to proceed to increase our testing capability. Details about exams is altering typically, so we’ll replace the solutions beneath regularly that can assist you perceive what exams can be found.

Who ought to be examined for COVID-19?

We suggest getting a diagnostic take a look at should you at present have signs of COVID-19. If the take a look at exhibits you’re contaminated, you’ll be able to isolate to assist stop unfold. Testing additionally helps public well being companies monitor the unfold of the illness.

To obtain a diagnostic take a look at for COVID-19, name our 24/7 consulting nurse helpline at 1-800-297-6877. Should you meet testing pointers, we’ll offer you directions on what to do subsequent.

It’s essential to self-isolate as a lot as potential whilst you wait in your take a look at outcomes to keep away from getting others sick. Should you take a look at optimistic, it is best to isolate for 10 days, or till your signs are enhancing and also you haven’t had a fever for 72 hours — whichever is longer.

How a lot does COVID-19 testing value?

Testing and analysis at Kaiser Permanente can be found without charge to members.

Can I get examined for COVID-19 outdoors of Kaiser Permanente?

Sure, you may get examined by an outdoor lab. Some cities and counties are testing their residents — even when they don’t have signs. Verify your native public well being division’s web site to see what choices can be found in your space.

Should you determine to get examined at an outdoor lab, you’ll must pay in your take a look at, however you’ll be able to file a claim form for reimbursement. Please notice that Kaiser Permanente will cowl the price of testing provided that it was performed by a licensed supplier.

Keep in mind that should you take a look at optimistic outdoors of Kaiser Permanente, your outcomes aren’t shared together with your physician’s workplace. Electronic mail a scanned copy of your take a look at outcomes to your Kaiser Permanente physician’s workplace so we are able to replace your medical document. The report ought to embody your identify and not less than one different private identifier, like your date of beginning. Go to kp.org/wa and create a brand new message to your physician’s workplace utilizing the topic line, “COV19 outdoors lab report.” Click on on the “Connect a picture” hyperlink on the backside of the message so as to add your scanned report.

How is COVID-19 diagnostic testing accomplished?

A health care provider or nurse inserts a 6-inch-long swab into considered one of your nostrils and rotates it for 15 seconds. Then they repeat with the opposite nostril.

Is Kaiser Permanente going to extend COVID-19 testing?

Although nationwide testing provides are restricted, we count on our testing capability to proceed to increase within the coming weeks.

Because the starting of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve elevated our potential to check by:

  • Making investments to extend provides
  • Working with suppliers to make take a look at kits
  • Lowering turnaround time for many take a look at outcomes to 24 hours or much less
  • Organising drive-up testing websites in some areas
  • Utilizing outdoors labs when wanted to fulfill testing demand

Does Kaiser Permanente have drive-up or drive-through COVID-19 testing?

In some areas, Kaiser Permanente is offering drive-up COVID-19 testing outdoors of designated Kaiser Permanente amenities. This type of testing is accessible just for sufferers who meet testing standards and have been directed to a drive-up testing web site by their care group. Keep in mind that it’s essential schedule an appointment to get examined. If drive-up testing is accessible close to you, we’ll offer you directions on the place to go.

How will I get my COVID-19 take a look at outcomes?

Should you’ve been examined at Kaiser Permanente and your result’s optimistic, you’ll get a telephone name from us together with your outcomes and steps on the best way to get care. Your outcome can even be obtainable in your medical document on kp.org/wa. In case your take a look at is detrimental, you’ll be notified by kp.org/wa.

When will I get my COVID-19 take a look at outcomes?

The turnaround time for diagnostic testing varies from 1 to three days. Should you don’t obtain your outcomes inside 3 days, please name our 24/7 consulting nurse helpline at 1-800-297-6877.

What ought to I do if I take a look at detrimental for COVID-19 however proceed to have signs?

Proceed to deal with any signs at dwelling and self-isolate till you’re fever-free for twenty-four hours. In case your situation worsens, name our 24/7 consulting nurse helpline at 1-800-297-6877.

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