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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19:  more information and St. Luke's status Updates CLICK HERE

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Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment

Testing
The test for COVID-19 has limited quantities. St. Luke's is following the Current Testing Guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Diagnosis
If you do require testing, your doctor may take samples, including sputum, a nasal swab and a throat swab to send for testing.

Treatment
Currently there is no antiviral medication recommended to treat COVID-19. Treatment is directed at relieving symptoms and may include pain relievers such as Tylenol, medicine to help cough symptoms, rest and fluid intake.

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