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Where can I get tested for coronavirus?

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Your doctor or another health care professional will tell you where to go for testing. They'll also give you some special instructions. Those might include wearing a mask or going to a certain part of the hospital or clinic. Drive-through testing is available in some areas.

From: Coronavirus Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Testing," "Testing in U.S.," "Evaluating and Testing PUI," "Older Adults," "Guidelines for Clinical Specimens."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Testing and Treatment for COVID-19."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Coronavirus (COVID-19)," "Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Do I Do If I Feel Sick?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)."

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment: "COVID-19 Testing."

National Institutes of Health: "Coronavirus (COVID-19)."

California Department of Public Health: "COVID-19."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on March 19, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Testing," "Testing in U.S.," "Evaluating and Testing PUI," "Older Adults," "Guidelines for Clinical Specimens."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Testing and Treatment for COVID-19."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Coronavirus (COVID-19)," "Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Do I Do If I Feel Sick?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)."

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment: "COVID-19 Testing."

National Institutes of Health: "Coronavirus (COVID-19)."

California Department of Public Health: "COVID-19."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on March 19, 2020

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