The new coronavirus, officially named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2, has infected millions of people around the world. The virus causes a respiratory disease known as COVID-19, a highly contagious condition that is transmitted via microscopic droplets and through surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus.
New York and New Jersey are among the hardest-hit areas in the whole US, so residents of these areas need to take extra precautions to ensure their family’s safety. For this reason, Dr. Robert Morin has started providing access to COVID-19 antibody testing services in Hackensack, NJ, and NYC. If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Morin’s coronavirus testing services or if you are ready to be tested for COVID-19, contact us, and book a video consultation today.
Telemedicine Consults for COVID-19 in Hackensack and NYC
There are many symptoms that can help determine whether a patient should seek COVID-19 testing services. Dr. Morin provides telemedicine consultations to assess patients remotely and can decide whether you’re a good candidate for coronavirus testing in Hackensack, NJ, and New York City. Our use of HIPAA compliant and secure video telemedicine allows you to access Dr. Morin’s services from the safety of your home.
Known Symptoms of COVID-19
According to the CDC, the known symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Loss of taste and/or smell
- Sore throat
- Muscle aches
- Joint pain
- Chills and fever
- Shortness of breath
- Calf pain
- Lesions involving the fingers and toes
It’s important to note that older people and those with existing health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are at a higher risk, so people with these conditions should seek medical attention from their primary care physician or the local emergency room as soon as they notice any symptoms.
Types of Coronavirus Tests Performed by Dr. Morin in Hackensack and NYC
COVID-19 is caused by a new type of coronavirus, so new information is being uncovered regularly. There are two types of COVID-19 testing available through Dr. Morin’s clinic, which are RNA PCR tests and IgM/IgG antibody tests.
RNA PCR Tests
RNA PCR tests, also known as swab coronavirus testing, helps detect COVID-19 in real-time. The probe is designed to detect nucleic acid specifically present in the new coronavirus. After collecting the sample, the specimen goes through a reverse transcription and PCR amplification process to determine whether a patient is currently infected.
IgM/IgG Antibody Tests
The IgM/IgG antibody test requires the collection of a blood sample in order to detect antibodies that the immune system produces after infection. Once the virus enters the body and goes through the incubation period, it prompts the body to produce IgM and IgG antibodies. Depending on the levels and the patterns they follow, these tests can accurately determine if patients were infected in the past.
Why Choose Dr. Morin for COVID-19 Testing in Hackensack and NYC?
The coronavirus has halted life as we know it and monitoring your health has never been more important. This is the reason why Dr. Morin started providing remote access to COVID-19 testing in Hackensack, NJ, and NYC. He understands the importance of staying safe and ensuring that your loved ones stay healthy.
To learn more about his COVID-19 testing services, book a teleconsultation with Dr. Morin today.