Our Flu and Covid-19 Assay is a RT-PCR laboratory test that can simultaneously detect and differentiate between influenza A, influenza B, RSV and SARS-CoV-2. The test is a highly accurate, nucleic acid-based diagnostic tool to evaluate specimens from patients.
Why Influenza Testing is important?
Gain peace of mind by knowing exactly what respiratory illness you have.
Symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and flu can be similar, making it difficult to determine what might be making you feel sick.
With just 1 swab, the COVID-19 and Flu test helps you and your doctor determine if you have COVID-19 or the flu. It eliminates the need for multiple tests or doctor visits, and can help you get the right treatment plan as soon as possible. The co-testing approach helps increase testing capacity during busy flu seasons and speeds up the time to a diagnosis.
The COVID-19 and Flu Test detects RNA from 4 viruses (COVID-19, influenza A, influenza B and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) with just 1 nasopharyngeal swab performed by our expert staff.
COVID-19 is highly contagious. Cases of COVID-19 range from mild to severe. Most people infected with this virus have mild symptoms. Some people who are infected don’t have any symptoms and don’t feel sick but can still transmit the virus to others. More severe cases of COVID-19 have been seen in older adults and those with weakened immune systems or pre-existing health issues. However, serious illness can also occur in younger adults.
About the Flu
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza A and B viruses. It infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. There are 2 main types of influenza (flu) viruses: Types A and B. Some people, such as those who are 65 or older, young children, and people with certain health conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, are at higher risk of serious flu complications.
Flu and RSV tests are available for symptomatic patients. There are several common symptoms between COVID-19, Flu, and RSV: