WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – With the closing of the Wichita State College Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, it’s possible you’ll be in search of an at-home check to search out out for those who’re optimistic for COVID-19. Nevertheless, for those who’re already feeling signs do you even have to get a check?
The brief reply is sure.
“I feel you must get examined for those who check optimistic even on the house check it’s fairly correct,” stated Sedgwick County Well being Officer Dr. Garold Minns.
Minns says testing is a approach to know for certain in case you are optimistic for COVID-19 and have to quarantine.
Nevertheless, he recommends getting an in-person PRC check as a result of they’re extra correct.
“It might take longer to get again it’ll take you no less than 24 hours to get in however in that sense it’s extra correct than the house check”
A CDC examine reveals some at-home fast antigen checks have 85% accuracy. Because of this they catch roughly 85% of people who find themselves contaminated with the virus and miss the opposite 15%. Whereas, PCR checks accurately diagnose COVID-19 in 97.2% of circumstances.
Dr. Gerold Minns says, although testing is getting tougher to search out, you must nonetheless discover a approach to get it achieved.
“If you’re having signs and an at-home check reveals unfavorable it might be false. You probably have signs and really feel sick and the check comes again unfavorable, that’s not utterly correct,” he stated.
Dr. Minns stated the well being division is engaged on opening one other clinic within the space that can present PCR testing.
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