This flu season, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) rates are rising,1 and we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), influenza A or B (flu), RSV, and other respiratory infections can present with similar symptoms, such as2:
The CDC states that clinicians are encouraged to consider testing for other viral causes of respiratory illness, for example, influenza, in addition to testing for SARS-CoV-2.3
That’s why it’s important to consider testing for each of these contagious illnesses at the same time—especially for children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with underlying conditions or compromised immune systems.
Testing options use a single specimen to co-test for common respiratory pathogens, which helps expedite diagnosis so you can develop an appropriate treatment/care plan.
Visit the Quest Diagnostics COVID-19 + flu co-testing webpage to learn more.
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