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Who should get tested for COVID-19?

Nasal swab tests, or PCR tests, are able to detect a current infection with COVID-19 and are recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19, people who are close contacts of those with COVID-19, or people without symptoms who live or work in a high risk setting.

Most people will receive test results within 24-48 hours of COVID-19 testing. Anyone who may have been exposed should isolate themselves at home for 14 days or unless told otherwise by their healthcare provider.

Visit the LA County Testing website or call 2-1-1 to find a testing site nearest to you. If you live in Carson, the closest testing center is the Angeles Community Health Center, 1030 W Gardena Blvd.

Source: LA Public Health

This article was written and edited by the Tayo editorial desk and has been reviewed by an independent panel of subject matter experts.

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