Post-COVID-19 Basic Test PanelDiscover if symptoms are potentially due to a post-COVID-19 infection. This is for those with ongoing symptoms caused or aggravated by COVID-19 so you can have a discussion with your doctor. This panel does NOT test for or diagnose COVID-19. Read more
Despite having mild or no symptoms while infected with COVID-19, 10-30% of people experience lingering symptoms lasting 4 weeks or longer, commonly known as post-COVID-19 conditions, or long COVID.
Some people who have had a severe COVID-19 infection may have symptoms that linger for weeks or months. While the link is still unclear, these long-term effects may increase the risk of diabetes, heart conditions, autoimmune disorders, and neurological conditions.
Clinical findings are an important key in evaluating care and potential treatment pathways for those with Long COVID or Post COVID-19 conditions, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This panel of laboratory tests provides information for those with ongoing symptoms.
These tests are to help you and your doctor determine if your current symptoms are potentially due to a post-COVID-19 infection or if you have another underlying health problem causing your symptoms.
How it works
Researchers are working to understand who is more likely to have Post COVID conditions, and why. Studies have shown that Post COVID conditions may affect some people more than others. Below are a few examples (not a complete list) of people who may be more at risk of developing conditions after COVID-19 infection including those who:
- Have experienced more severe COVID-19 illness, especially those who were hospitalized or needed intensive care
- Had underlying health conditions such as obesity, heart disease, or diabetes prior to a COVID-19 infection.
- Have never received a COVID-19 vaccine
- Experience multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) during or after COVID-19 illness