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Do you have Covid-19 test available?, and how much is it?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: April 6, 2020 6:30 AM
Anonymous 9 months

I’ve had flu and cough (phlegm) since 1st March, but no fever at all. Although there is no more flu, but still occasionally a bit of coughing and phlegm. I took Clarinase tablets, and for cough syrup Diphendryl Expectorant.

The question is - am i having Covid-19 symptom? Since flu/phlegm could be considered one of the symptom …although its very rare. So, do you have any test available?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 9 months
General Practitioner

Greetings!

We understand your worries especially we’re in the midst of coronavirus outbreak.

For you information, WHO listed common symptoms for COVID-19 infection as follows:

  • Fever (morea than 37.5 degrees celcius)
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath

As you mention, flu is not commonly seen in COVID-19. However, you can 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 with the next appropriate steps.

Public hospital would only do COVID-19 test on high risk patient who fulfill their criteria. But, your description, it seems like you’re not qualified. But, you may opt for private testing 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.

Stay home anda stay safe. Thank you

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