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NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
Sat Nov 28, 2020, 09:55 AM Nov 2020

Have you ever had a COVID-19 test? [View all]

If so, can you tell us what the experience was like? Was it painless, or was there discomfort? Did you have to pay for it in full, or was it covered by your insurance? Was it at a doctor's office? Pharmacy? Drive-through? How long did you have to wait for the results?



POLL QUESTION: Have you ever had a COVID-19 test?


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I have not had a COVID test.
29 (33%)
Yes (positive results)
1 (1%)
Yes (negative results)
57 (65%)
Yes (inconclusive results)
0 (0%)
Yes (still waiting for results)
1 (1%)
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Have you ever had a COVID-19 test? [View all] NurseJackie Nov 2020 OP
Kick. n/t KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2020 #1
Drive-thru at CVS Freddie Nov 2020 #2
You performed the swabbing yourself? Interesting... NurseJackie Nov 2020 #11
Drive thru in my car Freddie Nov 2020 #15
I did the same. It was no big deal. SlogginThroughIt Nov 2020 #53
This the "nose tickle," rather than the "brain tickle" version. Ms. Toad Nov 2020 #57
That's the type I had. The doctor did it and did each nostril for about 10 seconds. beaglelover Nov 2020 #59
Fortunately, I have not had to have the "brain tickle" version. Ms. Toad Nov 2020 #62
Yes, 3 so far. Throck Nov 2020 #3
That's a good point. NurseJackie Nov 2020 #12
Three, so far. Ms. Toad Nov 2020 #60
I've had three in the past few months Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #4
They tested me in the hospital before my heart surgery a month ago Shrek Nov 2020 #5
I had a test a month ago as I was running a low grade fever cally Nov 2020 #6
Wow! Only 12 hours for the results? That's fantastic!! NurseJackie Nov 2020 #16
Yes. Northern California cally Nov 2020 #38
Mine was just an antibody test RussBLib Nov 2020 #7
Somewhat a different issue, but both tests should be widely available... Wounded Bear Nov 2020 #41
hopefully Biden will crank up the testing RussBLib Nov 2020 #46
It wasn't painful. My employer paid for it since I work in infectious disease FloridaBlues Nov 2020 #8
I get the nasopharyngeal test once a week. Rustynaerduwell Nov 2020 #9
A coworker's daughter tested positive so I called lisa58 Nov 2020 #10
Drive through at my doctor's office. tanyev Nov 2020 #13
Three negative. Tested by the blood center I donate platelets with. If you're just curious because brewens Nov 2020 #14
Had a free, drive thru Covid-19 test here in SW Iowa sagesnow Nov 2020 #17
Rapid test - drive-thru at Walgreens Iris Nov 2020 #18
That's amazing that you got your results back so quickly!! I've read accounts where the results... NurseJackie Nov 2020 #19
When did you have the test? Mine was with the past 2 weeks Iris Nov 2020 #28
I haven't had a Covid test. It's just that I'd previously heard accounts of long waits... NurseJackie Nov 2020 #31
I had one and so did my wife. tymorial Nov 2020 #20
Yes, THREE flipping times TheFarseer Nov 2020 #21
I have had 5 so far. The 4th was the scariest GusBob Nov 2020 #22
I took the saliva test before a colonoscopy....... getagrip_already Nov 2020 #23
I had the saliva test as well... and it is surprisingly diffucult to produce that much. Chiyo-chichi Nov 2020 #55
I went to emergency room for another issue... hwmnbn Nov 2020 #24
Swabbed for a medical procedure. Very uncomfortable, as my GreenPartyVoter Nov 2020 #25
The blood bank did an antibody test central scrutinizer Nov 2020 #26
I have a few patients at a nursing facility so I have to get tested every other week mucifer Nov 2020 #27
Blood antibody test only. SPDem Nov 2020 #29
I did 3 - 2 different, all negative woodsprite Nov 2020 #30
I've had six, so far. All negative. Aristus Nov 2020 #32
I've been tested three times Progressive dog Nov 2020 #33
I've also had 3, all negative. we can do it Nov 2020 #34
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2020 #35
It certainly seems logical that the "ick-factor" and the legitimate discomfort... NurseJackie Nov 2020 #36
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2020 #37
Cheek swab is hella easy JCMach1 Nov 2020 #40
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Nov 2020 #63
They have you cough several time then swab for x seconds JCMach1 Nov 2020 #65
Three different types and the anti-body test... AMA JCMach1 Nov 2020 #39
I've had the PCR test twice. It was more painful and uncomfortable Rice4VP Nov 2020 #42
Does the prep method help to reduce discomfort? Or does it eliminate the surprise... NurseJackie Nov 2020 #44
No, I didn't prep myself. I'm just saying if you've never done it Rice4VP Nov 2020 #47
LOL! That's something I thought about... what if I have Nurse Rached? NurseJackie Nov 2020 #52
I had a COVID antibody test in May which turned out negative meow2u3 Nov 2020 #43
wow, 155 votes and no Positive tests RussBLib Nov 2020 #45
I spotted that too!! I ALWAYS wear a mask! NurseJackie Nov 2020 #50
At the beginning I wore gloves to the supermarket but Rice4VP Nov 2020 #56
I did have one, and it was negative. In my doctor's office. CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2020 #48
Yes and no no_hypocrisy Nov 2020 #49
Lots of them. safeinOhio Nov 2020 #51
Yes. I had it done by appointment in the parking lot of a local walk-in clinic. Brother Mythos Nov 2020 #54
Yes, I had one in late June a week before I had a colonoscopy. beaglelover Nov 2020 #58
Mine was the oral swab variant. Very easy to take. nt Blue_true Nov 2020 #61
Yes, County sponsored drive though, free and results in less than 24 hrs ecstatic Nov 2020 #64
1 at a med center before surgery, KatyaR Nov 2020 #66
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