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kjntgr
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
7555 posts

Should I get tested?
Exposed to someone who tested positive Thursday. I and my wife are mid 60’s. No symptoms. Temp this morning was normal?


lsusteve1
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Nearest Deer Stand
Member since Dec 2004
30800 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Not unless you start showing symptoms


FLBooGoTigs1
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Nocatee, FL.
Member since Jan 2008
48203 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Rona in 3,2,1



Personally I would get tested


biglego
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2007
63382 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Thoughts and Prayers


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Hogwarts
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Arkansas, USA
Member since Sep 2015
14814 posts

re: Should I get tested?
You were probably tested as a child.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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Member since May 2012
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re: Should I get tested?
it's not a bad idea


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BearCrocs
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2013
2807 posts

re: Should I get tested?
IF it hurts when you pee, then yes, you have the clap.


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WestCoastAg
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Member since Oct 2012
126321 posts
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re: Should I get tested?
RIP


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t00f
Tulane Fan
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Member since Jul 2016
44541 posts

re: Should I get tested?
can I have your grill plz


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Capt ST
Army Fan
Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
10074 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Wait until you have symptoms, isolate for a few days.


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LSUJML
LSU Fan
BR
Member since May 2008
27536 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Did you have close contact?
Per CDC

quote:

What counts as close contact?

You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more

You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19

You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)

You shared eating or drinking utensils

They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you


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fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
56359 posts
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re: Should I get tested?
Go in a day or two. Worst case you test negative and drive the positivity rate down a little.


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OWLFAN86
Rice Fan
OT Mentor
Member since Jun 2004
152631 posts

re: Should I get tested?
as good as dead


RIP
kjthingy


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tigerskin
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2004
32055 posts

re: Should I get tested?
I would wait until at least Tuesday to test if no symptoms (5 days from exposure).

Testing too early gives false negatives
This post was edited on 11/29 at 8:19 pm


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BeerMoney
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2012
6217 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Chill dude. Read the guidelines posted and define what exposed means. I’ve been in contact with people who came down with the Rona a few days later. Even had a family who came down with it in my house a few days before they were diagnosed. Just had to be observant of myself and family. We brought my kid in for a test after close contact, doc said no need to test without symptoms.


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Tiger-Striped-Bass
LSU Fan
The Bay Area
Member since Dec 2004
1144 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Mid 40’s, found out someone I was exposed to on a Tuesday, developed symptoms and tested positive on the Thursday. Had planned on going visit family around 70 yo. that Sunday. Went to urgent care thinking I could get a rapid test negative and be good to go. Get there and was told that without any symptoms, it was certain the rapid test would come back negative, but would not be a conclusive, in the clear, result. No point for me to get rapid tested. The rapid test does not have the low level of detection that the lab test has. You have to be symptomatic to have detectable levels of the virus for the rapid test. Lab test has lower level of detect ability and is conclusive when negative. Exposed and having no symptoms, lab test is the only way to go aside from quarantining. The wait on lab test was going to be 4-6 days. I had already waited for day 5, as days 5-7 are supposed to be the optimal days for testing. That would put me getting results close to the 14 day quarantine anyway, so I just postponed the family visit. The only value I can see in the rapid test, is if you are not aware of any exposure, but you have symptoms that could be the virus. In that scenario, it will tell you if the symptoms are being caused by the virus or not. That’s all it tells you. If you are confirmed to have been exposed, and have no symptoms, getting a rapid test result is meaningless. They also say that symptoms can develop anytime within 14 days of exposure. So again, known exposure, the options are 14 day quarantine or lab test if you’re sincere about it.

ETA- Dr also said they were growing more confident that exposure to a positive patient before they exhibited symptoms (My scenario), would likely not result in infection. Also, I‘ve read that CDC is mulling over reducing quarantine period to 7 days. Agree with it or not, I went by the book, not for my sake, but I didn’t want to be blamed for carrying
This post was edited on 11/29 at 8:48 pm


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TDsngumbo
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Should I get tested?
I’d probably get tested if I were you. If you’re in your mid 60’s you probably want to be safe than sorry.


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DaBeerz
LSU Fan
Ellic
Member since Sep 2004
14203 posts

re: Should I get tested?
Not unless you like giving away money


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Demshoes
LSU Fan
Up in here
Member since Aug 2015
5371 posts

re: Should I get tested?
As a doctor (Juris Doctor), I would recommend against it.


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LSU316
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Rice and Easy Baby!!!
Member since Nov 2007
23603 posts

re: Should I get tested?
No


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