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A 42-year-old male asked:

My wife was in contact with a person that tested positive for covid2. how long should we wait to test to get an accurate result? eg incubation period. would a rapid test in the short term suffice?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Contact your doctor/local hospital, by phone for evaluation and testing in your area. Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Get Covid vaccine. Wish you good health.
Last updated Mar 23, 2022

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