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When to take a Covid 19 test?

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: May 23, 2020 1:06 PM

Anonymous 5 months

Hi doctor, when is the best time to take the covid 19 test? Im in my symptom Day 1 and having feverish feel + shortness of breath here and there. Can i take a test this coming Monday ? It will be the 3rd day of my illness. Do advice.

Dr Sashini Seeni 5 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

Thank you for your question. You can take the test now since you are having symptoms. Your symptoms does not necessarily be COVID-19. You are encouraged to answer the quiz on Risk Assessment for COVID-19 to evaluate your health status in regards to this disease. After completing this quiz, you will be classified into several categories.

Besides COVID-19 infection, your symptoms can be caused by other health problems such as:

We provide home testing services, accessible through this link: COVID-19 Screening At Home.

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.

Last Updated: Sat May 23 2020 13:06:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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