Antigen Vs. PCR: How to Choose Your COVID Test Type
Antigen Vs. PCR: How to Choose Your COVID Test Type Getting tested for COVID-19? You need to be able to select the right type of test and understand what different test results may mean. All types of COVID-19 testing aren’t the same, and a PCR test or an antigen test might be best for your […]
Can I Still Get COVID If I’ve Been Vaccinated?
Can I Still Get COVID If I’ve Been Vaccinated? As vaccination campaigns around the world work to fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation remains complex. As different strains like the Delta variant develop, many people have concerns about vaccine efficacy, safety, and the continued spread of COVID-19. It’s a common question: Once you’re […]
Group Testing for COVID-19: What to Expect
Group Testing for COVID-19: What to Expect Frequent testing for COVID-19 is still one of our best tools for tracking and controlling this global pandemic. COVID-19 is a disease caused by the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus and is transmitted through respiratory droplets and aerosols. In order to ensure that you and others are not infected with COVID-19 before planning […]
5 Signs of “Long-Haul” COVID
5 Signs of “Long-Haul” COVID COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness. If you have COVID-19, you may experience symptoms including shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. Some patients — often those who are older or have serious pre-existing medical conditions but also young and previously healthy individuals as well — continue […]
How Long Does Loss of Taste and Smell Last After the Coronavirus?
How Long Does Loss of Taste and Smell Last After the Coronavirus? COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This highly contagious respiratory disease has a range of symptoms. In addition to symptoms such as fever, coughing, and fatigue, a case of COVID-19 can make you lose your senses of taste and smell. […]
Does a Negative PCR Test Mean I Don’t Have COVID?
Does a Negative PCR Test Mean I Don’t Have COVID? COVID-19 is still circulating in the United States in the spring of 2021. This highly contagious respiratory disease spreads easily between people. In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to get tested if you think you could have been exposed. You may […]
What an Antibody Test Can Reveal About a Past COVID-19 Infection
What an Antibody Test Can Reveal About a Past COVID-19 Infection Over the last year or so, people around the world have struggled with many mysteries connected to the novel coronavirus. We’ve learned a lot about COVID-19, including how to deter spread with masks, social distancing, and better ventilation indoors. Many people who may have […]
Recognizing the Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19
Recognizing the Most Common Symptoms of COVID-19 The SARS-CoV-2 virus, first identified in late 2019, is still affecting people around the nation and the globe in early 2021. This virus causes the COVID-19 disease, a severe acute respiratory syndrome that can be life-threatening. COVID-19 is highly contagious, and daily life has changed a lot to prevent […]
Is It COVID-19 or the Flu?
Is It COVID-19 or the Flue Every year, in the colder winter months, people around the United States deal with the seasonal rise in influenza cases that we know as “flu season.” Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, many parts of daily life have changed — but, this winter and spring, cold and […]
Should I Be Tested for COVID-19?
One of the big questions that surrounds the COVID-19 pandemic is, “Should I be tested?” Even though the disease is highly contagious and sometimes fatal, not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. If you think you should be tested, GatherWell in Ham Lake, Otsego, and Edina, Minnesota, offers COVID-19 testing for your safety and convenience. Here’s what you should think […]