COVID-19, FLU A/B, RSV

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About the Test

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus disease, is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It first emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has since become a global pandemic.

The symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

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Sample Type :

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Results :

    5 to 24 hours

Cost of Test :

    Price: $149

COVID-19

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus disease, is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It first emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has since become a global pandemic.

The symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe and can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Common symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

In some people, COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, hospitalization, and death, particularly in people who are older or have underlying health conditions.

Diagnosis of COVID-19 is typically based on a person’s symptoms, exposure history, and results from a PCR test, which can detect the virus’s genetic material in a sample collected from the patient’s nose or throat.

There is no specific cure for COVID-19, and treatment is primarily supportive, aimed at relieving symptoms and preventing complications. This may include antiviral drugs, oxygen therapy, and supportive care such as hydration, nutrition, and pain management.

Prevention measures include getting vaccinated, wearing masks in public, practicing physical distancing, washing your hands frequently, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and staying home if you are feeling unwell.

If you think you have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, it is important to get tested and follow the advice of public health officials to prevent the spread of the virus and protect yourself and others.

Influenza A and B

Influenza A and B are types of viruses that cause the flu (influenza). The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness that spreads easily from person to person through the air or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes.

The symptoms of the flu can include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, although this is more common in children than adults.

The flu can range from a mild to severe illness and can sometimes lead to serious complications such as pneumonia, particularly in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems.

Diagnosis of the flu is typically based on a person’s symptoms and can be confirmed by a rapid flu test or a laboratory test. There is no specific cure for the flu, and treatment is mainly focused on relieving symptoms and preventing complications. This may include antiviral drugs, pain relievers, and plenty of rest and fluids.

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu and reduce the risk of serious complications. Other preventive measures include frequent hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. If you think you have the flu, it’s important to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. Early treatment can help reduce the duration and severity of symptoms and prevent serious complications.

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a highly contagious virus that causes respiratory infections. RSV is a common cause of lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lungs) and pneumonia (an infection of the lung), particularly in young children and the elderly.

The symptoms of RSV typically resemble those of a cold and may include:

  • Runny nose
  • Cough
  • Low-grade fever
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing

In severe cases, RSV can lead to difficulty breathing and may require hospitalization. RSV is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes.

There is no specific cure or vaccine for RSV, and treatment is primarily supportive and aimed at relieving symptoms. This may include breathing treatments, supplemental oxygen, and fluids to prevent dehydration.

Prevention measures include frequent hand washing, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick. It’s important to seek medical care if you or your child is experiencing symptoms of RSV, especially if breathing is difficult or if the symptoms worsen. Early treatment can help prevent serious complications and minimize the duration and severity of symptoms.

What Does This Test Tell Me?

This test uses PCR to check for the presence or absence of the COVID-19 virus, Influenza A&B virus and Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Test Details:

PCR

Sample Type:

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Results:

Results are usually ready within 30 minutes.

Cost of Test:

$149