COVID/Coronavirus Testing

Comprehensive Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Edison, NJ

If exposed to someone with a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection or you or a family member have symptoms of an infection, the team at Comprehensive Pediatrics provides on-site COVID/coronavirus testing. At their Edison, New Jersey, office, they have a drive-through testing center ready for COVID-19 testing and coronavirus antibodies testing. They provide safe access to diagnostic testing to protect your health and prevent the unnecessary spread of the virus during the unprecedented pandemic. If you need COVID-19 testing, schedule an appointment online or by calling Comprehensive Pediatrics today.

COVID/Coronavirus Testing Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a strain of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), a highly contagious, potentially life-threatening respiratory infection.

You can develop a COVID-19 infection if you come into contact with an infected person. The disease easily spreads in respiratory droplets that move into the air through a cough or sneeze. The droplets can enter your body through your nose, mouth, and eyes.

When should I schedule COVID/coronavirus testing?

You should consider getting testing for COVID-19 if you have symptoms of the infection, such as:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nasal congestion

By confirming whether or not your symptoms relate to COVID-19 or another type of respiratory illness, you can take the necessary steps to self-isolate and prevent the spread of coronavirus to other people.

What’s involved in COVID-19 testing?

The team at Comprehensive Pediatrics offers safe COVID-19 testing at its Edison office using a drive-through set-up. You can stay in your vehicle while the team uses a cotton swab to collect cells from inside your nasal cavity or at the back of your throat.

You can also receive COVID/coronavirus antibody testing in-office. This blood test determines if you have antibodies that develop in your body after an infection. 

Results for both COVID-19 infections and coronavirus antibodies take approximately 2-3 days after testing. The Comprehensive Pediatrics staff calls or emails you with your results as soon as they are available. 

The team advises that you self-isolate at home until you receive your results to prevent the spread of infection.

Why is COVID/coronavirus testing important?

The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious and may be a life-threatening condition for some people. While disease research is still ongoing, current information shows that people with underlying health issues may be at increased risk for severe respiratory and other health complications and premature death.

Testing to confirm a COVID-19 infection or coronavirus antibodies is important because many people who spread the disease to others are asymptomatic and not showing symptoms of the virus.

If you test positive for the virus, the Comprehensive Pediatrics team can provide resources to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to others in your family, especially those who are high-risk for serious health complications, and the community at large. 

This typically includes self-isolation for 14 days, washing hands frequently, and cleaning common area surfaces with a disinfectant.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or want to confirm the presence of coronavirus antibodies, schedule a test online or by calling Comprehensive Pediatrics today.