Respiratory Panel: Covid-19 & Flu Test
This test kit helps you find out what's causing your cold or flu symptoms. The tests can detect three common viruses: Influenza A, Influenza B, and COVID-19. The kit includes everything you need to collect a sample from your nose. It's easy to use and you can do it yourself!
A CLIA-certified (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified lab will analyze your sample. CLIA certification is the gold-standard for quality and accuracy in lab testing. You'll receive results securely online within 24 hours of the lab receiving your sample. If you have any of these viruses, you will be given more information on how to get treatment.
How it Works
Seasonal influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. There are four types of influenza viruses: A, B, C, and D. Influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease in people (known as flu season) almost every winter in the United States. Influenza viruses infect the nose, throat, and lungs producing symptoms that include sudden fever, extreme fatigue, coughing, chills, and muscle aches.
Influenza A usually starts with a sudden onset of symptoms such as cough, runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, headache, fatigue, chills, and body aches. Some people may experience vomiting and diarrhea, which are more common in children. While it may sometimes resolve on its own, Influenza A is potentially the most serious type of flu infection, and severe cases can be life-threatening.
Influenza B accounts for far fewer overall infections during flu season. The symptoms are similar to those of Influenza A, though usually less severe and may seem like a common cold. However, respiratory symptoms like cough, congestion, sore throat, and runny nose can become severe, leading to conditions like pneumonia, kidney failure, and inflammation of the heart.
Public Health Educational Resources
Additional information is available to you to learn more about these COVID-19 and Flu A & B from the following public health resources:
Additional information is available to you to learn even more about COVID-19 from the following public health resources.
About COVID-19 | Center of Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)
COVID-19: Long-term effects - Mayo Clinic | Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.org)
Influenza and COVID-19 | COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines | National Institute of Health (nih.gov)
Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations | Center of Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov), September 23, 2023