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Testing for COVID 19 is one way to protect yourself and others against the virus, along with booster vaccination and proper masking. COVID-19 infections caused by the omicron variant have caused heightened concerns and prompted increased mitigations across the U.S. According to health officials, the strain has taken a firm hold in the U.S., accounting for more than 95% of new cases. Several different tests are available at COVID Testing Center Orange County to detect a potentially harmful strain. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Which COVID 19 Testing Option Could Be the Best to Detect Omicron Virus Before Travel; PCR or Lateral Flow Methods?


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Which COVID 19 Testing Option Could Be the Best
to Detect Omicron Virus Before Travel PCR or
Lateral Flow Methods?
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  • Theres been an unexpected twist to the pandemic
    saga. A new strain of CoV-2, Omicron, was
    discovered only a few weeks ago.
  • It has the potential to be the leading strain
    worldwide. According to the World Health
    Organization, it is present in at least 24
    countries worldwide. Countries are scrambling to
    get ready.
  • Omicron has spread rapidly, and Covid-19
    cases have doubled every three days or less.
    Testing for COVID 19 is one way to protect
    yourself and others against the virus, along with
    booster vaccination and proper masking.
  • COVID-19 infections caused by the omicron variant
    have caused heightened concerns and prompted
    increased mitigations across the U.S.
  • According to health officials, the strain has
    taken a firm hold in the U.S., accounting for
    more than 95 of new cases. Several different
    tests are available at COVID Testing Center
    Orange County to detect a potentially harmful
    strain.

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  • For more information, contact us at (714)
    4856555?.

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In what ways is Omicron different from other
variants?
  • Viruses constantly mutate, resulting in new
    versions or variants.
  • Some of these can make the virus more harmful or
    spread quickly. Scientists term these variants
    of concern (VoC).
  • Omicron is a VoC because it contains many
    mutations never seen before.
  •  Protein spikes are the part of the virus
    typically targeted by vaccines.
  • Initial reports suggested that existing vaccines
    might not work against Omicron.

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What symptoms does Omicron have?
  • Omicron appears to be more like a cold for some
    people with commonly reported symptoms including
    a sore throat, runny nose, and a headache.
  • Previous COVID variants were more likely to lose
    taste or smell, a new cough, and a high
    temperature although these are still the three
    official symptoms.
  • If you experience any COVID symptoms, please call
    (714) 4856555, and we will provide you with
    information about testing.

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In the COVID Testing Center Orange County,
Omicron is detected using the following tests.
  • PCR Later flow tests. But the biggest worldwide
    concern is which one of both types of COVID test
    is the best option.
  • The lateral flow test, also known as rapid
    antigen testing, has never been the gold standard
    for Coronavirus testing. Nevertheless, because it
    is relatively inexpensive and provides results
    quickly within 30 minutes, it is widely used,
    especially at home.
  • Polymerase chain reaction tests are performed in
    laboratories and, although more expensive, they
    are typically more sensitive. They tend to
    produce fewer false-negative results. COVID
    Testing Center Orange County uses swabs from PCR
    tests for analysis to determine if the variant
    causing the infection is Omicron, Delta, or
    something else.

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Due to the omicron variant causing huge surges of
Covid-19 infection, if youre eager to get away
for a business trip or see family. How safe is
air travel?
  • Today, travelers have many COVID-19 testing
    options, but getting a PCR test for travel is
    more important than ever. 
  • Orange County Labs offer a PCR test for travel
    for those about to leave the country soon,
    especially those who need PCR results within a
    day or two.
  • Then Orange County COVID Testing Center is the
    best place to get tested for PCR test for travel. 

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  • Most countries require that you undergo a PCR
    test before they admit you into their country and
    that you have the correct documentation to go
    along with it.
  • Others might let you satisfy the requirement with
    a rapid antigen test, which is cheaper and easier
    to obtain.
  • However, rapid tests may not detect omicron in
    the early stages of infection. According to a new
    study, PCR tests detected the omicron virus
    earlier than rapid tests.
  • Contact us today to schedule an appointment for
    the PCR Test at Orange County.
  • Feel free to contact us at 7144856555 or visit
    our website https//www.orangecountylabs.com/

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