The numbers are increasing day by day, and the second wave is expected soon. With the increasing risk of infection, everyone needs to know the symptoms of COVID-19, prevention, and tests. Dr. Remedies Labs takes every precaution needed as per protocol while collecting samples from patients. Read on to understand COVID-19 better.
Coronavirus is a virus causing an infection in the nose, sinuses, or the upper throat or upper respiratory tract. Not all types of coronaviruses are as dangerous as SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in China's December 2019 outbreak.
COVID-19 is a disease involving this virus called SARS-CoV-2, leading to respiratory tract infection, both upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). This infection can be anywhere between mild infection to deadly.
There are numerous coronavirus symptoms. 2020 has turned out to be the year of COVID-19, and these symptoms of coronavirus have varied over time. Commonly observed symptoms include:
This virus may lead to many other diseases, such as pneumonia, lung or respiratory failure, liver diseases, heart disease, septic shock, and even death. Many complications linked to COVID-19 are caused by a cytokine storm or cytokine release syndrome. When an infection triggers in the body, the immune system releases inflammatory proteins, called cytokines. These can damage the tissues and body organs.
Other symptoms you may observe include:
There's something you should remember to recognize COVID-19 - FAST.
Prevention is of utmost importance. Here are a few things you can do to prevent COVID-19.
There are two types of tests available for diagnosing COVID-19 - viral test and antibody test. Dr. Remedies Labs has expert and trained phlebotomists. They follow proper safety protocols for COVID-19 virus Qualitative PCR.
Before OCVID-19 sample collection, they wear PPE or personal protective equipment. These include gloves, N-95 mask, long sleeve disposable suit, shoe covers, and goggles. After collecting the samples, they safely remove the PPE kit or personal protection equipment kit and dispose of them. Thus, they wear a new PPE kit every time they collect samples from a new person.
The patient's nasal and throat swab samples are carefully packed in a triple-layered and concealed container to transport it to the lab securely.
Dr. Remedies Labs has collaborated with the Government of Andhra Pradesh and cooperated to conduct COVID-19 screening tests in 3 different locations - Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Kurnool. We made sure of the end-to-end operations and maintenance of labs in these 3 locations. Over 450 samples were collected from patients per day across these locations in the first two months. From the third month onwards, we have covered 600 samples each day. You can also find other health camps we have conducted successfully.
Dr. Remedies Labs continues to serve the people by collecting samples and testing for this deadly virus. You can find the details here on how to book this test to diagnose COVID-19.