If you experience a sore throat or a worsening dry cough, it’s crucial to consider COVID-19 testing. At Dunia Health Clinic, a private medical practice in Seattle, Washington, Abubakar Abdul-Rahman DNP, ARNP-BC, and our dedicated team offer convenient COVID-19 testing and vaccination services on-site. To schedule an appointment at our practice, please contact our office today or use our online booking feature.
COVID-19 Q & A
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a highly contagious upper respiratory disease that originated in Wuhan, China. While there is no cure for the virus, early intervention and treatment can reduce the risk of severe complications. COVID-19 can affect anyone, but it poses a particular danger to individuals aged 65 and older or those with compromised immune systems. To safeguard our patients and the community, the Dunia Health Clinic team proudly administers COVID-19 vaccinations to adults and teens.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
COVID-19 symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Progressive worsening of a dry cough
- Muscle aches
- Discoloration of fingers or toes
Some individuals with COVID-19 also experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.
How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
At Dunia Health Clinic, we offer several diagnostic tests to identify COVID-19:
- Diagnostic COVID-19 Tests: These tests determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19. During this test, your provider collects a sample of mucus by swabbing your nostril or the back of your throat. Our on-site laboratory analyzes the sample for the presence of viral proteins, with most results available within a few hours.
- COVID-19 Antibody Tests: This test determines whether you have previously been infected with COVID-19. Your Dunia Health Clinic provider draws a blood sample, which is then analyzed for the presence of antibodies—proteins produced by your body to fight the virus. A positive result indicates a past COVID-19 infection.
Is there any way to reduce my risk of COVID-19?
Yes, the most effective way to reduce your risk of COVID-19 is by receiving a vaccination. Vaccinations instruct your immune system to recognize and combat viruses or bacteria before they can cause illness. While no vaccine is 100% effective, they significantly decrease the risk of severe symptoms and life-threatening complications. After a thorough examination and review of your health history, your Dunia Health Clinic provider can administer your COVID-19 vaccine on-site.
To access COVID-19 testing or vaccination, please schedule an appointment at Dunia Health Clinic by calling our office or using our online scheduling tool today. Your health and safety are our top priorities.