COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, is an upper respiratory infection that has quickly spread worldwide. Cases have been reported worldwide, including over 140,000 in New Jersey. The novel coronavirus is a new virus never seen before and research is still being conducted on how an infection can affect you and what the vaccination is. AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst offers diagnostic testing for COVID-19 after a telemedicine visit, seven days a week.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of the novel coronavirus can vary case to case and may include:
- Dry cough
- Shortness of breath
- Body aches
- Loss of smell and/or taste
Symptoms may develop up to fourteen days after initial exposure to the virus, which is spread through both direct contact and community spread. Many patients have been asymptomatic, but are equally contagious.
AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst performs COVID-19 testing on patients after a telemedicine pre-screening. During the telemedicine visit, our physician will be able to go over your symptoms and determine if you meet the criteria for diagnostic or antibody testing. For diagnostic testing, please wear a mask to the center and call when you are outside so we can direct you to the correct entrance. The test is performed on a swab of your lower nasal cavity, with results available in a few days.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing in Lyndhurst, NJ
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, schedule a telemedicine visit with AFC Urgent Care Lyndhurst today. Appointments are accepted seven days a week. For questions, please call 201-345-3839.