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COVID-19, RSV, and Flu Tests

PCR Tests for COVID-19, RSV, and Flu

PCR tests are a great way to accurately diagnose pathogens in the body. Understanding which virus or illness is creating the problematic symptoms is an important step toward addressing them.

This is because different illnesses can cause similar symptoms. Shared symptoms between COVID-19 and the flu include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • and more

Benefits of PCR Tests

  • Avoid the false negatives of at-home testing
  • Consult directly with your provider on treatment options
  • One swab, three results (COVID-19/Flu A/Flu B)
  • No out-of-pocket costs when covered by insurance
  • Results within 24 hours of laboratory sample receipt

Why Use PCR Tests?

1. Diagnosis of
Infections

Because PCR tests are highly sensitive and specific, they are essential for diagnosing infectious illnesses.

PCR tests, for example, were widely utilized to confirm the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the COVID-19 epidemic.

2. Screening and Awareness

PCR tests are helpful in screening and creating awareness where monitoring is required, such as communities, healthcare institutions, and travel scenarios.

They help maintain an idea of the overall health of cohorts of people living closely.

3. Monitoring and Managing Outbreaks

In the case of infectious disease epidemics or clusters, PCR testing might be critical for identifying infected persons and adopting isolation measures.

This can help us stop further spread in the community.

4. Travel
Requirements

Many governments and airlines have made PCR testing mandatory for travelers to screen for COVID-19.

PCR tests are frequently used to identify an individual’s infection status before allowing them to enter a specific region or nation.

5. Return-to-Work
or School

Some companies and educational institutions may require PCR testing to provide a healthy atmosphere and avoid spreading infectious illnesses.

This is common for colleges and out-of-state work events.

6. Healthcare
Procedures

Individuals may need to undergo PCR testing before some medical procedures.

Particularly those involving intimate contact with healthcare providers or other patients.

Keep a Tab On Your Health

Better testing can lead to better healthcare outcomes. Addressing the issue sooner rather than later will help reduce symptoms and negative affects from the illness. 

Questions? Please Feel Free to Reach Out!

Testing is an important part of our health. If you have questions about testing, please feel free to reach out, and we will assist as best we can.

Fill out the form or call us for a quick response. 

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