What are the known potential risks and benefits of COVID-19 tests?
As with any in-vitro diagnostic test, a negative result does not preclude the possibility of infection.
If you are experiencing symptoms and/or concerned, we encourage the patient to seek guidance from their primary care physician about decisions regarding their health and strongly recommend continuing to exercise caution and to follow the best practices listed on the CDC website.
We at Curative believe that SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing is very beneficial as a way to help mitigate harm to you and to others in your community.
Knowing whether or not SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids were detected in your sample can help you quarantine before exposing others, get more timely medical attention, and give you peace of mind.