The COVID-19, Flu, RSV tripledemic test focuses on testing three common circulating viruses this winter. Resolve MD now offers a molecular test that will test all three of these viruses from one swab with results in 4-6 hours. The test is a molecular test that determines if you are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19), influenza A/B (flu), and/or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). If you are experiencing severe respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, lethargy? DO NOT wait for results of your test - contact your PCP urgently.
These rapid antigen test can be helpful in testing for flu and covid-19. RSV is not tested in this panel. These viral rapid antigen tests are taken with two different swabs combined under one price ($129). Because these are antigen tests you receive a faster result (the result can be less accurate than a PCR). Rapid antigen testing could be helpful to tell what the illness you have, confirm a diagnosis and allow you to contact your physician for possible treatment if needed.
It is difficult tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 by the symptoms alone because they have some of the same signs and symptoms. Specific testing could be helpful to tell what the illness is, confirm a diagnosis and contact your physician for possible treatment is needed.
Similarities in signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and FLU per the CDC
Most people who get flu will recover on their own in a few days to two weeks, but some people can experience severe complications, requiring hospitalization.
Some people are asymptomatic. If symptomatic, people can take over a week to recover from symptoms.
Anyone who has had COVID-19, even if their illness was mild, or if they had no symptoms can experience post-COVID conditions. (Post-COVID complications are a range of symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 or can appear weeks after infection. )
RSV can infect anyone, but is most dangerous in infants and the elderly. Its symptoms are similar to those of the common cold. They tend to run their course with only mild intensity in adults and older children over a few days. In infants and elderly, symptoms tend to be more severe, and can include fevers and wheezing. Some cases may require hospitalization.
If you are experiencing wheezing, other breathing difficulties, shortness of breath or lethargy these are severe symptoms and you should not order this test - you should contact your physician urgently or go to the hospital or urgent care center.or if these severe symptoms develop while waiting for the results of your test from Resolve MD - you should contact your physician urgently or go to the hospital or urgent care center.
We do not test clients under two years of age.
Read more about COVID-19 and Flu and RSV at CDC.gov