Is there a test for the virus that causes Covid 19?

Yes, there are tests to see if you have Covid 19. If your doctor or nurse suspects you have it , they might take a swab from inside your nose and have it tested. If you’re coughing up mucus, they might also test that sample. These tests can help your doctor figure out if you have Covid 19 or another illness.

In some areas, it might not be possible to test everyone who might have been exposed to the virus. If your doctor can’t test you, they might tell you to stay home, avoid other people, and call if your symptoms get worse.

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