With the second wave of COVID being much more contagious than the first wave, the need for testing has sky-rocketed because so many people are contracting the disease. Even if you are following all the safety measures, you should familiarize yourself with the different types of COVID test, their purposes, when they are necessary and how you can book such tests. In the time of emergency, the sooner you act, the more quickly you or your loved one will receive the medical care needed.
PharmEasy, India’s beloved and trusted online healthcare platform has jumped in at this time of crisis to help people in all possible ways, from safely delivering medicines at the doorstep, organizing vaccination drives to making the COVID test easily available. Read on to find out which tests can be booked on PharmEasy. This COVID test at home is made possible through the home collection of samples.
This test detects the presence of coronavirus RNA in the mucosal lining of your nose or throat. You can opt for this test the moment you notice the symptoms of COVID, such as fever, sore throat, body ache or headache, diarrhoea, nausea, conjunctivitis or loss of taste and smell.
You can book a test by filling out this form and you can also share it with your acquaintances who might need it in the future.
Tests for when you have been diagnosed with COVID
After the diagnosis of COVID, it is essential to monitor the patient because COVID can have many consequences on the person’s health. For this reason, PharmEasy has made provisions for the following tests for COVID patients:
This test detects the level of C-reactive proteins (produced by the liver) to determine how effectively the liver is functioning post injury or infection.
Lactate dehydrogenase is an essential enzyme that helps the body produce energy from glucose. It is formed in the cells of the body. But if the tissues of the body are damaged, then traces of lactate dehydrogenase can be found in the blood. This test can find LDH in blood.
Ferritin stores iron and is present in all our cells. This test can tell you if your ferritin levels are below normal which would indicate that your body is unable to store adequate iron in its cells.
Test after vaccination
The goal of the COVID vaccine is to induce immunity against COVID by generating antibodies in your blood. The COVID Spike S1 Antibody test can help determine how strong your immunogenic response is by checking for the presence of COVID S1 spike protein antibodies.
Test to find out if you contracted Asymptomatic COVID
The Advanced Full Body Check-Up with COVID Antibody test is a comprehensive test that will check multiple parameters including the presence of COVID antibodies, lipid profile, liver function, thyroid profile, etc (66 parameters altogether).
You can book any of these tests through the PhamEasy app or by calling us directly. Share the information with your friends and family. Stay home, maintain the COVID safety protocol and get vaccinated as soon as you can.
Disclaimer: The above information has been prepared by a qualified medical professional and may not represent the practices followed universally. The suggestions listed in this article constitute relatively common advice given to patients and since every patient is different, you are advised to consult your physician, if in doubt, before acting upon this information. Lupin Limited has only facilitated the distribution of this information to you in the interest of patient education and welfare.