Influenza, known as the flu, is a respiratory infection caused by a virus, which can be identified with a Rapid Influenza Test. The flu virus usually spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. You can also get the flu by touching a surface that has the flu virus on it, and then touching your own nose or eyes.

Most people who get the flu will feel sick with muscle aches, fever, and other uncomfortable symptoms, but will recover within a week or so. For others, the flu can cause very serious illness, and even death.

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Rapid Influenza Test

A flu test can help diagnose the flu, so you can get treated earlier. Early treatment may help lessen the symptoms of the flu. The most common influenza test is the rapid influenza antigen test, or rapid influenza diagnostic test.

What happens during a Rapid Influenza Test?

Swab test. Your doctor at EYiasis will use a special swab to take a sample from your nose or throat and examine it.