WHY TAKE THIS TEST?
With the flu season arriving soon, it will be harder to diagnose which virus you have. SARS-CoV-2, RSV and Influenza A/B share common symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, and much more, making diagnosing difficult. Predicine now offers tests for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), & Influenza A (Flu A), Influenza B (Flu B) PCR Test.
Additionally, CDC Guidelines recommend testing for both SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B when the viruses are co-circulating. You can find the CDC testing guidelines HERE
WHY USE A PCR TEST OVER A RAPID ANTIGEN TEST?
COVID-19 has transformed the way that we perform respiratory testing. With PCR or molecular testing established as the gold standard¹, rapid tests for identifying infection are becoming a thing of the past. Even with few copies on the host, PCR magnifying capabilities allow detection of the viruses².
HOW YOU CAN GET THE TEST
SAMPLE TYPES ACCEPTED
¹”Why qPCR is the gold standard for COVID-19 testing” https://www.thermofisher.com/blog/clinical-conversations/why-qpcr-is-the-gold-standard-for-covid-19-testing/
SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) + Influenza A & Influenza B
No, we only provide anterior nasal only.
24-48 hours upon lab receipt
3 days / 72 hours from time of collection
The COVID-19 test can be self-administered or medical staff administered.
Combo RSV + Influenza A/B test must be staff-administered.
The COVID-19 test has no out-of-pocket cost for insured individuals.
PredicineSWIFT account – the “report” button will either be green or red
Results are sent by email (default)
Whether caused by COVID-19, influenza, or another respiratory illness, the symptoms can be very similar:
Yes, it’s possible to test positive for Influenza A/B, RSV & SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) at the same time.