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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 10 days

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 10 days
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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