December 8, 2021

Doctors urge people taking at-home COVID tests to report results

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Doctors at UCSF need people who’re about to take an at-home COVID-19 check to report results to a health care provider whatever the end result.

“COVID home tests are accurate, but people should follow directions,” stated Dr. Peter Chin-Hong with UCSF.

He says at dwelling COVID tests can assist establish constructive tests quick, however typically not everybody reviews the results. In contrast to getting examined at a sure location, at-home tests make it exhausting for well being officers to monitor who has a destructive and constructive check. There isn’t a supervision, so there isn’t any rapid reporting to a authorities company.

“We are seeing COVID trends going down in the Bay Area, but are they really going down? Or are they just buying a test at CVS or Walgreens and not telling anyone?” Dr. Chin-Hong stated.
He says if anybody is planning on taking an at-home COVID check to inform a health care provider whether or not it’s a destructive check or a constructive check. He says doing so can assist well being officers get a clearer thought of the present traits relating to COVID-19.

“Telling a doctor or someone is the first step,” he stated. “The most important thing is that a health agency can also help with contact tracing.”

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