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A 51-year-old female asked:

had online cobsult with dr vera barnard on friday and was referred for a covid test. result is negative so i want dr barnard to refer me to my network approved dr so that i can get medication as i obviously just have bad flu.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wrong site: This is the HT Public forum where volunteer docs answer questions about health issues.It does not refer, provide scripts or other forms of direct care. It does not have access to or interact with other affiliated sites.If you were consulting through another HT site you need to contact them through that site. [email protected]
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Please don't use the HealthTap free to public health education site for referrals or to post notes to specific doctors. This is not what this site was designed for.
Dr. Abdulsatar Aboobaker
Specializes in
No: You should consult with your doctor for a referral, you cannot get one from this site

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A 29-year-old female asked:

Hi, I would like to know where to get tested for Covid-19, I work in a call center and one agent was confirmed to have tested positive and I still had contact with her close friends and her last Wednesday before I sent her to the doctor for a check ?

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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Self-quarantine: Try self-quarantine for 14 days; call your health care provider if you start having symptoms to get instructions regarding testing, self-quarantine and possible hospitalization then follow through!
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If a person thinks they had covid-19 months ago, can they be tested positive even now?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
COVID: depends if they have been re infected. doubtful if they converted and formed antibodies and are asymptomatic at this point.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

Last night I received my test report and it said I tested positive for covid19. However, it had a CA mark next to the result which on the report means Critically abnormal qualitative . I would like to know what this means?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Uncertain: I tried to review what this signifies in South Africa - but have limited ability to access that info. The majority of doctors viewing your questions are located in USA. Our policies/ protocols may differ from yours. I refer you to “https://sacoronavirus.co.za/” which is the COVID 19 South African Corona Virus Resource Portal for guidance specific to your area.
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Has there been a reliable test developed that tells us if we have had this Covid-19 disease earlier in the year? Covid-19 Testing

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Antibody testing: The COVID PCR test is for possible current infection and serology test for antibodies are to check for past infection. Results are not perfect - but it is what we have currently.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Weve also had two known cases of Covid-19 in our apartment building. ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Although this could be allergies or a variety of infections - can't rule out COVID 19 as a possibility. COVID 19 Sx's may include fever, cough, feeling tired, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, chills, chest pain, nasal congestion, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.

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