div id=””> Since the beginning of the month of June, every Albertan is eligible to undergo screening tests for the novel coronavirus, whether symptomatic or not.On Wednesday, the Alberta had made 409 352 tests for COVID-19.
The priority is always given to people with symptoms or a close contact known, but those who do not meet these criteria can still be detected.
“For asymptomatic persons, who have no symptoms, I think that it comes down to whether they think they have been able to have an exhibition in one way or another, somewhere and they are concerned about the fact that you can possibly pass it on to their contacts,” said Dr. David Strong, medical officer of health programme on communicable diseases in Alberta.
The testing process starts by filling out the online assessment COVID-19 of the Alberta Health Services (AHS).
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Once completed, you can book your appointments online test, the site referring you to the testing site nearest you.
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Many of the sites of tests, such as that of the station of community health in Lethbridge, are in a car, with a health worker in a PPE complete performing a throat swab on your vehicle.
Tests COVID-19 previous have been made by the nose, but the main method in Alberta has since changed the bottom of the gorge.
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Dr. Strong said that the decision was based on factors such as supplies of swab and the ease of the tests.
“Because we had to recruit and deploy the staff who is not normally this kind of work – they are always health professionals, but not normally – it is much easier for them to do a throat swab a throat and nasal swab,” he said.
Once the test is completed, most Albertans can expect to receive their results in a period of about two days.
Those who are positive will receive a phone call in person. The results of negative tests will be provided by automated message.
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