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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Influenza Found On Rapid Diagnostic Test (Overview)

Means you have been exposed to the virus, if symptomatic then have the disease if not can be incubating it.


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What is the definition or description of: influenza found on rapid diagnostic test?

What is the definition or description of: influenza found on rapid diagnostic test?

Influenza A or B: Rapid diagnostic tests are sometimes useful in confirming the diagnosis of influenza. They detect part of the influenza virus on the swab. They will help determine whether the strain of influenza is type a or type b. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Influenza Found On Rapid Diagnostic Test (Overview)

Means you have been exposed to the virus, if symptomatic then have the disease if not can be incubating it.


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What is the definition or description of: influenza on rt PCR test?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on rt PCR test?

Definition: It is an amplification technique where even small amounts of viral RNA can be detected. This test is primarily for remote community practices and non-nasopharyngeal specimens, as it is performed 1x/day. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: influenza on immunoflourescence test?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on immunoflourescence test?

Influenza test: Htreference: this is a specific test that qualitatively tests for influenza a and influenza b. It uses immunoflourescence microscopy to look for antibodies that attach to antigens of the influenza virus and gives the lab technician a quantity of antibodies that are attached to the flu antigen. Basically it is an expensive way of telling if you have the flu virus or not. ...Read more

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Any quick and easy diagnostic test for influenza?

Any quick and easy diagnostic test for influenza?

Flu test: There is a quick test for influenza done in your doctor's office although it will not rule out the flu if the test turns negative. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: influenza on serology test (elisa)?

What is the definition or description of: influenza on serology test (elisa)?

Unreliable test: Refers to a test that determines the presence of antibodies against the influenza virus. It has a very inconsistent sensitivity rate, and can potentially read a negative result in a patient that actually does have the flu. Superceded by molecular techniques that are more accurate but expensive to administer. ...Read more

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Can Swab test result prove whether a child has an infection, like influenza? Can it also done in adult and to find other medical issue with someone?

Can Swab test result prove whether a child has an infection, like influenza? Can it also done in adult and to find other medical issue with someone?

Nasal swab: There is a nasal swab test for influenza. It is not incredibly reliable (meaning it can be negative but still have the flu). These tests are specific in what they test for - I'm not sure what "other medical issue" you want to rule out but a flu swab isn't going to be the test to do it. ...Read more

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I went to the ER cause I haven't been feeling good about 4 days ago and they ran test a found that I have influenza a I can't stop coughing ?

I went to the ER cause I haven't been feeling good about 4 days ago and they ran test a found that I have influenza a I can't stop coughing ?

Viral syndrome takes: ...time to resolve. Unfortunately, treatment for influenza (Tamiflu) only works if given within the 1st 2 days of symptoms; thereafter, it will not shorten or alleviate your symptoms (cough, malaise, aches & pains, nasal congestion, etc.) As you are at least 4 days out, the best u can do is stay hydrated, rest, & wait 10-14 days (7 days if u got the flu vaccines) for the symptoms to get better. GL ...Read more

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HI Doctor I m suffering flu and my test report show H1N1 is negative but positive for influenza A. What is influenza A any medicine available?

Rx early: Early in the course a medication such as Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be given to shorten the course of illness. Drink fluids, monitor your temperature and most flu illness symptoms last less than two weeks. ...Read more

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What is the chance I have influenza based on the rapid test in the ER that says influenza? I have a cough and fever and a bad migraine.

What is the chance I have influenza based on the rapid test in the ER that says influenza? I have a cough and fever and a bad migraine.

Very high.: If the rapid test in the er says you had flu (and flu's been going around in your area), then there's a good chance you have flu. Cough, fever and bad headache certainly go along with this. For most healthy people, flu goes away on it's own (5-10 days). If you were given any medication like tamiflu (oseltamivir) by the ed doc, you should take it. If fevers last longer than 4 days, you should get rechecked. ...Read more

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3yrold, sick 16 days now, high fever, neg. Influenza test, days of runny nose. What can I give her?

16 days: If the high fever has been persistent for 16 days, you really ought to have your child examined by the pediatrician to determine what is going on. Don't delay, make the appointment now. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Influenza (Definition)

Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more