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INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEST WE PROVIDE WITH HOMEDIQ

 

COVID-19 test

This test helps determine if you have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Our COVID-19 laboratory partner work under strict guidelines. You will receive your test results within 48 hours after you handed in your sample. In case your results are positive, a telephone consultation is available to provide you with more information.

How does this test work?
This test checks for the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus

Collection method
Blood sample / finger prick.

Results
Your results are available within 2 to 4 days after returning your sample.

Before you can purchase this test, you must first complete an online questionnaire.

Who is eligible for this Covid-19 test?
People who have experienced primary symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath more than 14 days ago. Secondary symptoms can also include fatigue, pain, stuffy nose, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.

Frequently Asked Questions

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‘Coronavirus Disease 2019’ (also known as COVID-19 or coronavirus) is a respiratory disease caused by the ‘SARS-CoV2’ virus. It was recently identified in Wuhan, China, and has spread worldwide. More and more cases have been reported in Europe and the United States and it has become a global public health emergency. As of March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified COVID-19 as a global pandemic.

COVID-19 easily spreads from person to person. For example, when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales, tiny particles move in the air that can infect other people. Other people are exposed to the virus by inhaling these droplets or by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.

Most people have mild symptoms. Severe cases are more common in older adults (over 60 years of age), as well as in pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems, and those with underlying health problems (such as diabetes, lung disease, hypertension, heart disease, kidneys or liver disease, cancer, transplant, and AIDS) . However, serious symptoms may also appear in younger adults and in rare cases even in children.

The risk of getting COVID-19 depends on many factors, including where you live, recent travel history, and close contact with people with symptoms. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. It is important to comply with all local travel restrictions and protect yourself from exposure if you are in a city or area where the virus is spreading

SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus symptoms can occur 2 to 14 days after a person has been exposed to the virus. The most common symptoms are:

  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Other symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Body or muscle pain
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Running nose
  • Flu-like symptoms

Cases of COVID-19 range from mild to severe. Most people have reported mild symptoms and, in some cases, no symptoms at all.

More serious and deadly cases have been seen in older adults and those with weakened immune systems or underlying health problems.

Treatment is currently focused on managing symptoms and protecting your family and community through self-isolation.

Not all patients with COVID-19 need medical attention, and most people recover within 2 weeks without specific treatment.

Hospitalization may be necessary for severe cases. Your doctor will decide what will be the best treatment. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis and is based on several factors, including your medical history and your current symptoms. If you and your doctor determine that you can monitor your condition at home, make sure you follow the recommended procedures. At present, no vaccine or antiviral medication has been approved by the RIVM to cure patients with COVID-19.

First of all, you are asked to complete a screening questionnaire, which is based on guidelines from the RIVM. We recommend this test if you:
  1. Have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 for more than 14 days, such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  2. Traveled more than 14 days ago to an area where COVID-19 has been detected.
  3. You have been in contact with a person known to have had COVID-19 more than 14 days ago.
  4. You are at least 18 years of age
If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past and are currently experiencing no more symptoms, you are eligible for our test.
  • If you are currently experiencing severe symptoms of Covid-19. If the complaints are serious, seek immediate medical attention.
  • If you have not been exposed to COVID-19 in the past. You have not experienced any symptoms and have not been in an area where COVID-19 has been detected.
  • If you are under 18 years old.
Like any Homediq test, our COVID-19 test comes in a discreet package, so you can take the test from your home at any time of the day. Once you have collected the sample, use the supplied Return Envelope to return your test sample to our certified partner laboratory. Once received, your sample will be processed within 24 to 48 hours and you will be notified when your results are ready.

This test will tell you if you have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 or coronavirus.

Individuals with positive results are offered a tele-health consultation with an independent GP to ask any questions.

If you have a positive test result, chances are you have had COVID-19. There is a very small chance that this test can give a positive result that is false (a false positive result).

In some cases, you may not get a final result due to an early infection or insufficient sampling. If this happens, you will be contacted directly by our telecare provider to help you plan your next steps.

A negative test result means that the virus causing COVID-19 was not found in your test sample. For COVID-19, a negative test result for a sample collected while a person had symptoms usually means that COVID-19 did not cause your recent illness. However, it is possible that this test will give a negative result that is false (false-negative) in some people with COVID-19. This means that you may still be able to have COVID-19 even if the test is negative.

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