All persons with symptoms of the Covid-19 must now be tested. How to do it ?
The health authorities speak of “symptoms” suggestive ” of the disease. It’s mainly the cough, difficulty in breathing and fever, but also the loss of taste and/or smell. If you experience such symptoms, it is strongly recommended, not only to isolate yourself, but most importantly, take an appointment with your doctor.
After consultation, it will decide whether or not to issue the order necessary to the execution of a test. An accurate, if general practitioners may now be paid to the height of 55€ for a “consultation Covid’, which is longer, this increase should not be passed on to the patient.
The people who do not have a treating physician may contact the 15 or the social security 0972729909 to be oriented.
Where do the test ?
The prescription in hand, you now have to make an appointment with a lab to perform a virologic test, or RT-PCR, which will detect (or not) the presence of the virus in your respiratory tract.
The simplest way to find out where to go is to log on to the website Santé.fr set up by the ministry of Health : it lists more than 2800 points of direct debits, with their contact details, you will easily find the one that is nearest you.
An appointment is required, and the test is usually carried out in ” drive “. You stay in your car and it is an operator that comes to achieve a collection of cells of the nose, using a swab.
And after ?
The results of the test are normally available within 24 hours. In the meantime, you need to isolate yourself and strictly adhere to the gestures of the barrier with your loved ones.
If the virologic test is positive, it is the return to containment. A J+1, you will be contacted by your physician or by the health insurance in order to identify the persons with whom you have been able to be in contact within 48 hours before the onset of symptoms. These must in turn be tested.
A positive test also involves your isolation for at least eight days, at home or in a suitable place. Follow the instructions of the Public Health France is becoming an imperative.