One of the biggest challenges of COVID-19 is that people can be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic and still spread the virus. Even if the carrier will likely avoid a dangerous infection themselves, they can unknowingly spread the virus to vulnerable members of the population. Getting tested at home can reduce the risk of further spread.
What an At-Home Test Entails
You can submit a saliva sample to Phosphorus Diagnostics for a COVID-19 test or for genomic sequencing. Phosphorus Genomics tests provide you with data on your DNA that could indicate whether you are at high risk for a particular health condition. All you need to do is put your saliva in the test tube and send it in. Phosphorus Diagnostics professionals will provide you with the data and with support to find resources for your particular risks.
Why an At-Home Test?
If you’re healthy, the last place you want to be right now is a doctor’s office, even for a COVID-19 test. Doctor’s offices and clinics should be reserved for those who need medical attention. When you can test for COVID-19 at home thanks to Phosphorus, why risk exposure?
If you are sick and believe that you have COVID-19, the last place you should be is the doctor’s office. Implementing social distancing is challenging when you’re on the road. You should head directly to the doctor’s office and straight home, but fender benders and flat tires happen. If you can get your diagnosis via a home test and monitor your symptoms at home, only heading to the doctor if you have to, you can protect your loved ones and your community by managing the illness from your home as long as your symptoms are not severe.
Protect Your Employees and Your Business
If your industry is considered essential and you have kept your doors open, you and your employees may not be on the front lines, but you’re at risk of collateral damage. The professionals at BioIQ and Phosphorus Genomics testing can provide you and your employees with the chance to test from home in the event that your facility is exposed.
Your employees are more than just cogs in a wheel. Being a good leader often means being proactive for the safety and protection of your employees and their partners and other family members. If contact tracing data informs you that your facility has been exposed, your next step must be to provide testing options for all your employees. Testing from home is the fastest and safest way.
In addition to knowing if you have the virus, it is critical to know if you had it. Because individual reactions to the virus can be quite varied, what you thought was the flu or a bad cold may have, in fact, been COVID-19. Why does this matter?
Per professionals at the CDC, COVID-19 is as virulent as the measles. However, while the measles has a predictable infection period and a predictable outcome, the infection period of COVID-19 is much longer. Additionally, the severity of the infection can be radically different from person to person. If you had it, those you came close to must be made aware of the risks and the best way to monitor their health moving forward. We’re all in this together, but we’re not in the same boat by any stretch of the imagination. Some who contract COVID-19 suffer from pneumonia and blood clots, while others face two weeks of isolation and never even get a fever. Knowledge of our status is critical for the protection of everyone we come into contact with.