My Skin Dermatology now offers Covid-19 PCR Test
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, including the Delta variant, My Skin Dermatology is offering PCR Covid-19 testing in collaboration with ASL (American Specialty Laboratory). You should receive the results within 24-48 hours from the lab directly, via email.
If you're traveling or want a peace of mind, My Skin Dermatology can help. If you are interested please gives us a call and we will be glad to take care of it for you. This test is FREE whether you have insurance or not.
The nose swab PCR test is an accurate and reliable test for diagnosing COVID-19.
What is a COVID-19 PCR test?
To start, PCR stands for a laboratory technique known as polymerase chain reaction. In this test, the goal is to selectively amplify trace amounts of genetic material, identifying specific parts of DNA of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
The PCR test has been the gold standard test for diagnosing COVID-19 since authorized in February 2020.
Who should get tested for COVID-19?
Your CDC recommends testing for COVID-19 if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- Muscle or body aches.
- New loss of taste or smell.
- Sore throat.
- Congestion or runny nose.
- Nausea or vomiting.
Not everyone with COVID-19 develops symptoms and not all symptomatic people develop all of the symptoms listed above. Dr. Kechichian is ready to help you with your skin health, with office locations in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley. Contact us now