COVID-19 ON-SITE RT-PCR TEST NOW AVAILABLE AT MYHEALTH
We, at MyHealth Clinic, believe that knowing is the first step to fighting COVID-19. To stay true to our mission of empowering the Filipino people with value-added healthcare management options, we now give you access to the COVID-19 RT-PCR testing.
MyHealth’s COVID-19 RT-PCR Test is a hassle-free on-site nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal procedure. Once an appointment has been scheduled, our clinic staff will be the one to go to you to collect samples and deliver them to our partner laboratory for RT-PCR testing. You’ll get easy access to your results within 24-48 hours.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
We believe that knowledge comes in many ways — one of which is knowing how you can keep yourself, your family, and the people within your workplace and community safe. We went ahead and provided you with general FAQs about the COVID-19 RT-PCR Test — see below. Now, we would like to take that step a notch higher by providing you with an option where you can get actual confirmation on the presence of the coronavirus.
We believe that the first way to take care of your own health is by knowing what you need to act on. This way, we become one step closer to protecting ourselves and the people around us.
What is RT-PCR?
RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a laboratory testing method used to detect the presence of a pathogen such as the coronavirus to confirm if a patient is currently infected with it.
It is the gold-standard and recommended method for COVID-19 testing (DOH).
Who can get tested?
Anyone, with or without symptoms, can get tested on-site.
Is there anything I need to prepare before getting swabbed?
Be prepared to disclose medical conditions and history with honesty during your scheduled appointment. Follow MyHealth’s safety protocols for on-site operations.
What should I expect from the nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabbing procedures?
For the nasopharyngeal swab, the swabber will properly position your head for the swabbing. A long, thin swabbing material will be inserted in a nostril. The swab should reach depth equal to the distance from the nostril to the outer opening of the ear. The same swab will be inserted again in the other nostril.
For oropharyngeal swabs, another swabbing material will be inserted in the mouth to swab the tonsil area without touching the tongue and other areas.
What should I do while waiting for results?
RT-PCR Test results are released 24-48 hours after the swabbing. Please observe proper self-quarantine and isolation while waiting for your results.
How will I get my results?
The standard turnaround time for the results for RT-PCR Tests is 24-48 hours. You can access your results in the MyHealth Patient Portal. Instructions on how to access these will be given before the swabbing procedure.
If you encounter problems accessing the results after the standard turnaround time, you may send an email to email@example.com.
What are my next steps after getting my results?
Whichever your results, it is highly recommended to have a consultation with a physician for final assessment. A physician can also guide you on how to properly proceed. Always continue to monitor your health and practice proper hygiene and physical distancing.
How is an RT-PCR Test different from a Rapid Antibody Test for COVID-19?
The RT-PCR test looks for the genetic material or current infection of the coronavirus. The Antibody Rapid Test only detects the antibodies against the coronavirus, but not specific for COVID-19.
Here’s a more detailed information on RT-PCR.
MYHEALTH COVID-19 TESTS
ANTIBODY RAPID TEST
How is it done?
Nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabbing
Nasopharyngeal swab is taken through the nose up to the throat area.
Oropharyngeal swab is taken through the mouth to the throat area.
What does it look for?
Genetic material of the virus indicating current infection of COVID-19
Antibodies that developed from past infection of COVID-19
When do you get the results?
Within 24-48 hours
Within 1 hour
Can the test result diagnose if a patient has coronavirus?
It can confirm if a patient has a current infection of coronavirus and if it is indeed COVID-19.
It only detects the antibodies and not the presence of coronavirus.
Negative results also do not necessarily mean that you do not have COVID-19.