Test collection kit eligibility is determined in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The test kit taker must be 18+.
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Infection with the virus can range from being asymptomatic to life-threatening respiratory illness. Infection has been detected globally and in all 50 states. Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell.
COVID-19 can present with severe illness in individuals of any age and without any previous health problems, but the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Having underlying medical conditions may also increase one’s risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Conditions and other risk factors that may be associated with severe illness and death are listed below.
If you have any symptoms concerning for COVID-19 and any of the following conditions or risk factors, which may put you at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, you should consult with your healthcare provider before using this test:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
- Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 or higher)
- Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
- Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
- Liver disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
- Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Regardless of your risk status, if you are experiencing any of the following emergency warning signs for COVID-19, it is recommended that you immediately seek emergency care:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake up or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
How would you rate your symptoms right now?
I am not having any symptoms, or I am having symptoms that are not listed in the other two choices.
- I have a fever between 100.4°F and 102°F, am feeling feverish, or feel warm to the touch.
- I am having flu-like symptoms (chills, runny or stuffy nose, whole body aches, a headache, and/or feeling tired).
- I have new loss of taste or smell.
- I have a new or worsening cough.
- I have a new or worsening sore throat.
- I am having shortness of breath that is not limiting my ability to speak.
- I have a high fever of greater than 102°F, OR I have a high fever that has lasted longer than 48 hours.
- I can’t speak in full sentences or do simple activities without feeling short of breath.
- I am having severe coughing spells, or I am coughing up blood.
- My lips or face are blue.
- I have severe and constant pain or pressure in my chest.
- I feel very tired or lethargic.
- I feel dizzy, lightheaded, or too weak to stand.
- I am having slurred speech or seizures.
- I do not feel like I can stay at home because I feel seriously ill.
Please describe your exposure to Coronavirus.
I have not been exposed to COVID-19.
I live or work in a place where people reside, meet or gather in close proximity (office buildings, schools, healthcare facilities, etc.).
I have been in close proximity (within 6 ft) to someone who is sick but not diagnosed with COVID-19.
I have been in close proximity (within 6 ft) to someone who has been diagnosed or presumed to have COVID-19.
You are not eligible for testing at this time
Due to the scarcity of COVID-19 tests, we are required to prioritize tests for individuals with the most urgent need, based on guidelines that have been issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Should you begin to experience symptoms, it is very important to stay home and limit your interaction with others in your household and in public.
Contact your healthcare provider if your symptoms get worse or you experience any new symptoms.
Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following:
- Severe shortness of breath
- Continuous pain or pressure in the chest
- Persistent fever greater than 102°F
If at any time you feel like you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.
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We recommend that you seek medical attention now.
Based on your symptoms, we recommend that you seek testing from your healthcare provider immediately rather than wait for an at-home collection test. Call ahead before visiting your healthcare provider. This will help prevent other people from getting infected or being exposed.
- If you have a medical appointment, let the healthcare provider know that you may have COVID-19.
- Put on a facemask, if available, before you enter the facility to limit exposure to others.