Influenza A/B (Flu A/B)

$125.00

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About the Test

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.

FAQs

Sample Type :

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Results:

Results are usually ready within 30 minutes.

Cost of Test :

    Price: $125

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.

What Does This Test Tell Me?

This test uses PCR to check for the presence or absence of the Influenza virus.

Test Details:

PCR

Sample Type:

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Results:

Results are usually ready within 30 minutes.

Cost of Test:

$125