Coronavirus Testing in Honolulu
Our Waikiki offices provide consultation and testing for coronavirus should you meet the criteria to be tested. Our staff is trained to give you a thorough consultation and exam. There are two testing methods that can be performed.
The First Method:
After a consultation, our staff will collect a nasal swab from you and have it sent to a clinical laboratory for the testing. This is sent out to the continental U.S. with a turn around time of approximately 5-10 days.
The Second Method:
The alternative method is to set up a primary consultation. Once done a second consultation is requested for you with the Department of Health. The second consultation is required to obtain approval for on island testing using local kits obtained by the CDC.
The turn around time is approximately 24 hours from once a sample is obtained from you. However, this process is generally slower than the first method. While the test turn around time is faster, the restrictions on receiving a test locally are stringent as the number of local kits is very limited. This process can lengthen the process of receiving test results.
We suggest using mainland testing as we can expedite the collection and processing of the test. We also ensure getting results as it’s possible the Department of Health won’t grant you a test.
In line with Hawaii’s Department of Health recommendations, we suggest:
- If you are sick with fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat, stay inside and isolate yourself from others.
- Isolate yourself for at least 7 days from when your symptoms started.
- You must also be without fever during the last 3 days of your isolation.
- Call with your symptoms so we can determine if you should come in for potential testing.
Testing for the coronavirus is the first crucial step in the medical management of this infection. It will help to slow the spread of this pandemic.
At the same time, we can help you to better control any chronic medical conditions. Conditions such as diabetes, asthma, emphysema are life-threatening complications if you catch coronavirus. Other chronic disorders such as lung, heart, kidney, and liver disease should be looked at as well. Managing other conditions can help you avoid more serious impacts of coronavirus.
If you test positive for the coronavirus and develop worsening symptoms we will give you the full range of supportive treatments. These treatments include antibiotics, inhalers, and other supplementary medications that can enhance your immune system.
Together we can slow the spread and protect those at higher risk of severe illness.