How is COVID-19 diagnosed?

Diagnosis occurs through laboratory testing of respiratory specimens and serum (blood). Some coronavirus strains cause the common cold and patients tested by their health care provider may test positive for these types. The COVID-19 strain can only be detected at a public health laboratory.

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1. What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
2. What are the symptoms?
3. How does it spread?
4. How is it treated?
5. How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
6. How can I protect myself and my family?
7. Do I need to wear a mask?
8. What can travelers do to protect themselves and others?
9. What if I recently traveled to China?
10. What should I do if I think that I (or someone in my family) might have COVID-19?
11. What is the Florida Department of Health Doing to address COVID-19?
12. Who do I call if I have question about COVID-19?
13. How do I Report Price Gouging?