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Is the flu test a blood test or mouth swab?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Flu test

Rapid tests for influenza involve taking a swab of the nose.
More definite diagnosis involves 2 blood tests - one during the acute illness and another 2 to 4 weeks after it.

In brief: Flu test

Rapid tests for influenza involve taking a swab of the nose.
More definite diagnosis involves 2 blood tests - one during the acute illness and another 2 to 4 weeks after it.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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