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The Difference Between the Flu and COVID-19

The Difference Between the Flu and COVID-19

CommunityLab™ Provides COVID-19 Testing in Asheville, NC Cold and flu season is once again upon us, and COVID-19 is another contagious illness that’s still in the mix this year. The flu (also referred to as influenza) and COVID-19 are caused by different viruses, but both are easily spread among the population and produce similar symptoms. CommunityLab™ provides COVID-19 testing in Asheville, NC. Read on to learn more about both types of contagious respiratory illnesses, including helpful...

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Drive-thru vs Home Collection

Drive-thru vs Home Collection

COVID-19 testing has come a long way from the start of the virus. CommunityLab stays updated on the latest technology and best practices to diagnose COVID-19 for Asheville, NC residents. We strive to deliver research-driven, evidence-based solutions. We offer drive-thru testing and at-home collection testing. The at-home collection COVID-19 test and the drive-thru COVID test are both effective methods of testing. We do not require that you have any symptoms for testing. If you have...

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How Accurate is the COVID-19 PCR Test?

How Accurate is the COVID-19 PCR Test?

Accurate COVID-19 PCR Testing in Asheville, NC CommunityLab promotes better health and quality of life for Asheville, NC residents. We deliver research-driven, evidence-based solutions to help fight COVID-19. We offer non-invasive saliva collection tests and traditional nasal swabs to determine if you have COVID-19. Both tests collect a sample of your RNA for diagnosis. We invite you to register for curbside COVID-19 Delta variant testing if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or...

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Saliva vs Nasopharyngeal

Saliva vs Nasopharyngeal

Non-Invasive Saliva Tests and Traditional Nasal Swabs CommunityLab promotes better health and quality of life for Asheville, NC residents. We deliver research-driven, evidence-based solutions to help fight COVID-19. We offer non-invasive saliva collection tests and traditional nasal swabs to determine if you have COVID-19. Both tests collect a sample of your RNA for diagnosis. We invite you to register for curbside COVID-19 Delta variant testing if you have been exposed to someone with...

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Delta Variant

Delta Variant

COVID-19 Delta Variant Information and Testing Services Even as the pandemic appeared to be slowing down with the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations this past spring, concerns have been renewed with the emergence of a new COVID strain, the Delta variant. This new Delta virus is highly contagious and now comprises the majority of cases in the U.S. Fortunately, there are two effective ways to protect yourself and those around you: Get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so, and get tested...

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COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms

Recognizing COVID-19 Symptoms Near Asheville, NC Know When to Test: Identify Symptoms of COVID-19 COVID-19 shares many symptoms with other diseases, especially respiratory diseases. That can make its presence difficult to identify without a test, especially since some people, particularly the young and the vaccinated, can be asymptomatic while still spreading the disease. In fact, asymptomatic spread often goes undetected, allowing variants to develop, making it near impossible to trace, and...

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Types of COVID-19 Testing

Types of COVID-19 Testing

We Provide Comprehensive COVID-19 Testing Services The first step you can take to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic is to receive a test if you suspect an infection or know you have been exposed. CommunityLab makes this easy for residents of Western North Carolina. We offer curbside testing services that can detect active COVID-19 infections in people of all ages. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life for all our neighbors throughout the community, and we believe awareness...

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President Biden’s COVID-19 Plan: OSHA Vaccine and Testing Mandate

President Biden’s COVID-19 Plan: OSHA Vaccine and Testing Mandate

In September 2021, President Biden unveiled his administration’s plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It included a vaccine and testing mandate for: Businesses with 100 employees or moreFederal employeesFederal contractors performing duties at a worksite connected to a Federal Contract The details outlining how to enact this plan soon followed with the rollout of OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on November 4, 2021. While certain segments of the ETS...

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