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Huffington Post: Who can get a coronavirus test?

UC expert says screenings will have to be reserved for higher-risk patients

Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum of UC's Division of Infectious Diseases was interviewed by the Huffington Post for a story on who can get tested for coronavirus. 

A doctor performing work with test tubes in a lab

Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum in a lab in the UC Division of Infectious Diseases. Photo credit/Joe Fuqua II/UC Creative + Brand

Dr. Fichtenbaum said until the availability of testing increases, screenings will have to be reserved for higher-risk patients.

Fichtenbaum said that if you have mild symptoms of the virus, the advice is going to be the same whether you have a positive test: “Stay home untll you’re better. Quarantine yourself away from family or roommates or friends. Get rest plenty of liquids. Take some cough syrup or Tylenol for aches and pains.”

Read the full article here

Dr. Fichtenbaum was also featured in a separate Huffington Post article on how coronavirus tests work. Read that article here. 

Find the latest details related to coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, and follow UC's latest information with regard to the virus.