COVID-19 Testing

Internal Medicine located in Inglewood, CA
COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing services offered in Inglewood, CA

At Cranford L. Scott MD, Inc, the private practice of Cranford Scott, MD, COVID-19 testing is easier than ever before. Dr. Scott offers testing in the Inglewood, California, office, allowing you to get a prompt answer if you’re worried about COVID-19 exposure or feeling sick. Book your COVID-19 testing visit by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling link now.

COVID-19 Testing Q&A

What is COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing checks for the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) or for antibodies, the proteins that you develop after having the virus. You can also have antibodies after a COVID-19 vaccination. When you need COVID-19 testing, Cranford L. Scott MD, Inc makes the process fast and easy.

What is the process for COVID-19 testing?

COVID-19 testing happens in the office. In most cases, the test involves a nasal swab. Your provider simply twirls a cotton swab-tipped stick in both sides of your nose and secures the sample in a sterile container for testing. The sample then goes to the lab for analysis.

Cranford L. Scott MD, Inc uses the most reliable COVID-19 testing methods to ensure accurate results. You may have two different tests, one quick one and another that takes a day or two for results, to get the most accurate results possible. Both tests can tell whether you have COVID-19.

You may need an antibody test (a blood test) as well. This test can tell you whether you recently had COVID-19 (or a vaccination) but doesn’t detect a current infection. 

When should I schedule COVID-19 testing?

You can schedule COVID-19 testing anytime you have symptoms of the disease or if you’ve been around someone with the disease. Your employer may require you to show a negative test at some point. 

 

If you’re planning air travel or a cruise, you’ll typically have to provide a negative test before boarding the aircraft or ship. Generally, you need to schedule this test in a set period before you travel, such as 24-48 hours.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

Some of the symptoms of COVID-19 are:

 

  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches or bodywide aches and pains
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell

 

It’s important to know that everyone may have different reactions to COVID-19. Some people have very mild symptoms, while others grow extremely ill. 

 

Even if you’re not feeling too bad, it’s essential to test as soon as you can when symptoms begin. Early testing equals early diagnosis, which allows you to get treatment that lessens symptom intensity and shortens the course of your illness. 

Unlike COVID-19 itself, COVID-19 testing is an easy and painless process. If you need to schedule a test, call Cranford L. Scott MD, Inc, or click on the online booking link now. 

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