A member asked:

Hi doctors! my friend just called me that he tested positive for covid..we were in close contact yesterday. should i get tested today or wait? if i should wait, when should i get tested? should i get rapid test & pcr? when can we get together again?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Testing 5 days after presumed exposure or at the start of symptoms will usually reflect true acquisition of the infection. The newer data on Omicron suggests transmissability for 2 days before & 3 days after the onset of symptoms. Some still prefer isolation for 10 days.

Answered Jan 21, 2022


Dr. Robert Trager answered

Specializes in Dentistry

If you have any symptoms get tested, if not wait at least 10 days and get the PCR test for the most accurate result.

Answered Jan 24, 2022



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