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What are the tests for upper respiratory infection?

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Dr. John Weeks
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In brief: Usually none

The diagnosis can usually be made by taking a history and examining the patient.
In most cases no tests are necessary. Cultures, rapid strep screens, x-rays may be done if your doctor suspects bacterial complications or something other than uri.

In brief: Usually none

The diagnosis can usually be made by taking a history and examining the patient.
In most cases no tests are necessary. Cultures, rapid strep screens, x-rays may be done if your doctor suspects bacterial complications or something other than uri.
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