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How long does it take for test results to confirm h1n1 flu?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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In brief: A week or so

In my area, it takes at least a week to confirm h1n1 or similar variant influenza strains.
This kind of testing is rarely indicated because of that time frame, and if you have a positive flu test at this time of year, it is likely one of the novel forms of flu, though those are very rare.

In brief: A week or so

In my area, it takes at least a week to confirm h1n1 or similar variant influenza strains.
This kind of testing is rarely indicated because of that time frame, and if you have a positive flu test at this time of year, it is likely one of the novel forms of flu, though those are very rare.
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