Covid Antibody Testing

Infectious Disease

Infectious disease can be caused by many pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The transmission of these pathogens can occur in a variety of ways: direct or indirect contact with a person or animal with the infection, food or water contamination, or insect bites. Infectious diseases are very common.

Procedure

Diagnosis of infectious diseases can be done through a variety of laboratory tests. Samples of blood, sputum, urine, stool, tissue, or mucus may be taken.

Benefits

Earlier diagnosis of an infectious disease can improve the effectiveness of treatments and long-term complications. Undiagnosed patients can unknowingly pass the disease to others, so diagnosis can prevent an outbreak.

FAQs

Infectious diseases each have their own associated symptoms. General symptoms can include:
• Fever
• Diarrhea
• Fatigue
• Muscle aches
• Coughing