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Limits on who can get COVID-19 test

Limits on who can get COVID-19 test

What does it take to get a COVID-19 test in America?

Dr. Ashley Millham with Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services says it varies, and it changes often, but it is usually up to your doctor.

“There are absolutely guidelines out there…for providers to discern who would benefit from this test,” Dr. Millham said on Wake Up Columbia on Friday. “But it is not a black and white, these are the specific criteria that a patient has to meet.”

Millham says you typically must have increased risk that you were exposed to the new coronavirus, along with symptoms like a fever and a cough.

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