Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli
Hi there, I have a question regarding the covid test. My friend got the positive result on Saturday. My last contact with her is on Friday. I took test yesterday (Sunday). Let’s said if I am too early to take the test (due to the incubation period), if I really want to take a second test to reconfirm my result, how many days later should I take the test? Thanks
Thank you for your question.
We understand your worries especially regarding the close contact with a potential positive COVID-19 patient. For your information, COVID-19 screening is usually subjected to patients that have experienced an ongoing fever. Although the criteria may change according to the situation, it is best that you seek immediate help from the nearby clinic or hospital as soon as possible.
Additonally, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:
According to the Ministry of Health, close contact refers to either:
I would also encourage you to answer this quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate their health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories. Further instructions will be given at the end of the quiz. Please act accordingly.
Occasionally you might be strongly advised to do a COVID-19 screening and meanwhile to maintain physical and social distance between close friends and family members. You may also click on this link to directly request a COVID-19 screening test.
But if you want to seek a second opinion, you may try to contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). Other than that, do practice good hand hygiene and normalize wearing face mask in public.
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