Influenza A & B tests are rapid diagnostic tests that screen for influenza virus infection. In most cases, your Healthcare Clinic provider can diagnosis the flu based on symptoms, especially when these symptoms occur during the peak flu season. But sometimes he or she may want to perform an influenza rapid diagnostic test to be sure the influenza virus, not another health problem, is responsible for your symptoms.
To conduct the test, we will collect a specimen from the back of your nose or throat with a cotton-tipped swab.
The rapid diagnostic flu test usually provides results within 15 minutes.
This test is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.