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- COVID-19 Testing Sites
View COVID-19 Testing Sites
FL Department of Health in Alachua County – 352-334-8810
Call for appointment. No referral required.
First Care of Gainesville – 352-373-2340
4343 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607 Same day appointment required.
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center – 352-376-1611
1601 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608 Appointment and referral required.
North Florida Regional Medical Center – 352-333-4000
6500 Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605
Labcorp at WALGREENS
A: 7520 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32606
B: 3909 NW 13 St, Gainesville, FL 32609.
CVS COVID-19 Testing Site
Call to make an appointment, referral not required.
CareSpot Urgent Care 352-888-4449 (A); 352-240-8000 (M)
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Published: Sep 8, 2020 By: Doug Bennett
Category: College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Department of Medicine
The race to find effective treatments for COVID-19 isn’t just about developing new drugs. University of Florida Health scientists are studying a trio of existing medications known to have broad antiviral activity.
wo of drugs have shown promising results in suppressing the Sars-CoV-2 virus in initial tests on human colon and lung cells that were infected with the coronavirus. The third has shown some antiviral activity but was generally less effective than the other two compounds, the researchers found.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
No vaccine for COVID-19 is currently available however vaccine trials are in progressexternal icon; The National Institutes of Health recently published guidelines on prophylaxis use, testing, and management of COVID-19 patients. For more information, please visit: National Institutes of Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelinesexternal icon.
The CDC clinical criteria for considering testing for COVID-19 have been developed based on what is known about COVID-19 and are subject to change as additional information becomes available.
PRIORITIES FOR COVID-19 TESTING
(Nucleic Acid or Antigen)
Persons identified by public health officials or clinicians as high priority
Florida Department of Health Update: 5/5/2020
An antibody test may not be able to show if you have a current infection, because it can take 1-3 weeks after infection to make antibodies. We do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or how long that protection might last.
Who should be tested
To learn if you have a current infection, viral tests are used. But not everyone needs this test.
If you test positive or negative for COVID-19, no matter the type of test, you still should take preventive measures to protect yourself and others.