Influenza Test

This test checks for the presence of the influenza (also known as the flu) virus.




This test checks for the presence of the influenza (also known as the flu) virus.



This test checks for the presence of the influenza virus. The results of this test are useful in determining the cause of your flu-like symptoms and deciding on the correct course of treatment (for example, the use of anti-viral drugs).

A small sample of fluid will be taken from your nose.

  • With a rapid flu test, the sample is tested in your healthcare provider's office.
  • The results will be available before you leave the office.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Laboratory Work
Influenza Test
Flu Test


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