Unfortunately, cold symptoms, flu symptoms and COVID symptoms can be very similar, so its difficult to tell them apart sometimes. That’s why I now have rapid testing for influenza (in addition to rapid COVID testing) available in my office. This is the same standard test that has been done in Urgent Care and the Emergency Room for years. It tests for both strains of influenza – A and B. Rapid early diagnosis is important with Flu because treatment is most effective if started within the first 48 hours. So if you’re sick, please call for a same day appointment so we can get you the right diagnosis and treatment.
More info from CDC https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/fluandyou_upright.pdf
You might want a test if:
- You have fever, chills and body aches
- You’ve been exposed to someone who is positive for Influenza
- You feel sick
Combo with COVID $150