These are the instructions which I just received from the Maricopa County Health Department.
In order to be tested, you have to meet specific criteria, before your specimen will be sent to the CDC laboratory (Centers for Disease Control) – nobody else, at least in Arizona, has the capability of testing for this specific virus.
- Criteria part 1
- Fever (either patient report or confirmed)
- Cough, shortness of breath not requiring hospitalization
- AND contact with someone already diagnosed with Covid-19
- Criteria part 2
- Fever AND sough or shortness of breath requiring hospitalization
- AND history of travel within 14 days of onset of symptoms to any of the CDC level 2 advisory countries – found at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/
- Criteria part 3
- Fever AND lower respiratory illness (pneumonia, respiratory failure) requiring ICU hospitalization, with Xray confirming pneumonia and without an alternative diagnosis (e.g. plain old influenza) AND a source of exposure has not been identified.
So, three possible avenues to get tested for the Corona virus through the Health Department.
If you get sick and want to do something more than worry and take antibiotics,
- consider doing IV therapies like ozone, high dose vitamin C, peroxide intravenous treatments.
- Consider using homeopathic remedies like Oscillococcinum, Influenzinum, Belladonna (fever), Gelsemium (with fever, chills, achy muscles) – these remedies may be available at your local health food store or organic grocers, or even at a pharmacy.
Feel free to call our office and ask about the above IV treatments.