FOX NEWS — As the coronavirus continues to sweep through the U.S., patients are being asked to do more routine testing and tests.
But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some of those are not yet ready.
“You should not be rushing tests to make sure you’re fully immunized,” said Dr. Robert Frieden.
The U.K.’s National Institute for Health Research says it’s too early to recommend any changes.
The agency says the new tests are not as accurate as the ones used in the U-verse rollout.
For now, the virus can’t be ruled out, but there are no hard and fast guidelines on when it can be ruled in.
“We do not have an absolute time frame, but it seems like we’re getting closer,” said Frieden, who is the chief medical officer for the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
There are some people who are still on the wait list for a CT scan, and that’s good.
That’s because there’s an enormous amount of testing that needs to be done, and the risk of the infection recurring is very low,” he said.
And you’ll see a lot of changes in the number of tests that need to be completed. “
There’s going to be some variability.
And you’ll see a lot of changes in the number of tests that need to be completed.
We’re not in a position yet to say we’re in a period where we have a certain number of people that we need to screen for this coronaviruses,” he explained.
As of Thursday, more than 6,500 people had tested positive for the virus.
That number is expected to increase as more people are tested.
A CT scan is often done in the hospital or at a doctor’s office.
And while it is possible to get a CT done at home, it is not recommended.
The doctor needs to know your symptoms and what’s causing the infection.
And if you have a fever or cough, there are precautions you should take to avoid spreading it.
On Friday, the CDC said that the number is now at 1,622, with 7,000 people being treated.
There are a lot more people who need to get tested than are on the list, and some of them will need to go home.
The average time between a CT and being treated is 10 days, and in some cases that could be up to a month, Frieden said.