Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni
I’m 12 weeks pregnant and currently start working. As per MITI all staffs need to proceed for Covid 19 test. Is it ok to proceed for Covid 19 test? Any risk or advice before Covid 19 test?
Thank your for your question. I understand your concerns since you are currently pregnant. However, the COVID-19 test will not harm your pregnancy. It only takes swab samples from your nose or back of your throat, depending on where you are taking the test. It is actually great that you are undergoing screening to determine your status of infection for COVID-19 as this may protect you and your pregnancy.
I would like to take this opportunity to urge you and your loved ones to take precautions during this period of pandemic. These are the guidelines from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC):
You may consult a MOH doctor by clicking Ask Doctor at the Ministry of Health website (COVID-19 Portal) to ask any health issues related to COVID-19 starting from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.
After 5.00 pm till 12.00 am, please direct your enquiries to our DoctorOnCall website at this link DoctorOnCall Tanya.