COVID-19 Testing

On April 22, 2020, Dr. Cara Christ, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, issued a Standing Order for COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 Testing

Contact your physican or doctor's office to to inquire about COVID-19 testing.

UArizona Antibody Testing 

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Questions About Testing

People who are mildly ill with symptoms of COVID-19 and can recover at home should do so. Anyone with symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, fever of 100.4°F or above) should stay home and stay away from others who live in your home to the greatest extent possible.

If your symptoms are mild, please contact your doctor or Nurse Practitioner for advice and to schedule a virtual visit.

If you develop emergency warning signs of a respiratory infection, get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include, but are not limited to:
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to wake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you have a medical emergency call 9-1-1. Notify the operator that you have or think you might have COVID-19 so first responders can take proper precautions when they arrive.

If your clinician determines you should be tested for COVID-19, they may use the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory guidance to determine if your sample should go through the State Public Health Laboratory or to a commercial laboratory. The turnaround time varies at each lab (typically 3-5 days). Your clinician will get your result and share them with you.

Commercial Laboratory Testing

Commercial testing is available. A medical provider must complete the specimen collection. Contact your provider or call 2-1-1 to find a provider near you.
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