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East Patchogue, NY
A 42-year-old female asked:

I had nasal swab at doc today it showed a and b influenza. i went cause i had sinus pressure but no other symptoms..could test be wrong? i feel fine

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unlikely: Most cold symptoms now can be attributed to the flu although symptoms may vary from one to another. There is nothing 100% in medicine however but it is unlikely that the test result was wrong during this epidemic. In fact, testing is not recommended.

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