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Is there a test for the flu?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Nasal swabs for influenza are available.

In brief: Yes

Nasal swabs for influenza are available.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Influenza

Yes, there are rapid tests and cultures to detect influenza virus the causative agent of the flu.
The diagnosis though is primarily a clinical one, based on symptoms such as muscle aches, fever, sore throat and congestion/cough.

In brief: Influenza

Yes, there are rapid tests and cultures to detect influenza virus the causative agent of the flu.
The diagnosis though is primarily a clinical one, based on symptoms such as muscle aches, fever, sore throat and congestion/cough.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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