Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

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About the Test

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.

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Sample Type :

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Results:

  Results are usually ready within 30 minutes

Cost of Test :

    Price: $125

Respiratory syncytial virus

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?

Presence or absence of the RSV virus.

Test Details:

PCR

Sample Type:

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Results:

Results are usually ready within 30 minutes.

Cost of Test:

$125