I am currently ill with symptoms consistent with COVID. Should I be tested?

At this time, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should receive a swab or saliva test. Call your provider if you think you may need to be tested. You can also visit https://www.metroplus.org/member/health-information/Testing-Sites to find a community testing site near you. Since antibodies do not usually become detectable until 1-3 weeks after symptoms begin, they are NOT useful to diagnose a current illness as COVID-19.

If you have mild to moderate symptoms, stay home while you wait to be tested. Do not leave home except to get essential medical care (including testing for COVID-19) or to get basic needs such as groceries (if someone can’t get them for you). If you have more serious symptoms, please seek medical care right away. You can also call 844-692-4692 for COVID-related medical advice.

last updated: August 18, 2022

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