Most people who visit a doctor for flu-like symptoms are not actually tested for the infections that can cause these symptoms, but are treated on symptoms alone. Without diagnosing the real cause of these symptoms, patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment.
Molecular testing can provide your doctor with rapid and accurate diagnosis of infections that are causing your respiratory symptoms; this means your doctor can make the right treatment decisions, fast.
See how Rapid Molecular Testing can bring both accuracy and speed to diagnosing illness.
Know in less than 15 minutes if it's the Flu.
When your throat is on fire, you want rapid relief. Know now if Strep Throat is the cause.
Find out if Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the cause of your illness.
When you or someone you care about is sick and you seek treatment, a test is often used to figure out what is “bugging you” on the inside.
There are many different kinds of tests and some have been around for a long time. Now, there is an exciting new technology known as “rapid molecular testing” which provides more accurate answers.
All viruses and bacteria have their own unique DNA and RNA. A rapid molecular test can find and use that DNA and RNA to tell you what kind of infection is present – even if there is only a small amount.
A sample will be taken, perhaps by swabbing the inside of your nose or throat. The rapid molecular test then examines the sample, looking for the DNA and RNA of the virus or bacteria contained in the sample. The test will then tell you if you have an infection or not. Results are obtained quickly, often in minutes.
Symptoms of the dreaded influenza or “flu” may include fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. These symptoms usually start bugging you soon after you catch the flu virus and most last less than a week. Seasonal flu outbreaks usually begin suddenly and occur mainly in the late fall and winter.
The flu can lead to pneumonia or sinus infections, and existing health problems such as asthma or heart failure can become even worse. Complications of the flu can be life-threatening.
A new kind of test has been developed that can quickly and more accurately tell if you have the flu. It’s called a rapid molecular test and it works by finding the RNA molecules of the flu virus.
The new rapid molecular test for flu takes less than 15 minutes and is highly accurate. Diagnosing flu early allows you to get the proper treatment and helps prevent the spread of flu to others.
When your throat is on fire, you want rapid relief. But first, it is important to know if it is caused by a virus or bacteria so you can be treated properly.
If you have been performing as a fire-breather in the traveling circus, this could be the reason. While the most common cause of a sore throat is from a virus, it can also be caused by bacteria. When it is due to bacteria, it’s most likely to be “strep throat”— so named for Streptococcus pyogenes.
A strep throat infection can be very serious— even life-threatening. This bug produces toxins that can destroy red blood cells and in some people, especially children, it can develop into scarlet fever, rheumatic heart disease, or kidney disease. So if strep throat bacteria are present, you should be treated quickly and aggressively with antibiotics.
A new kind of test has been developed that can quickly and more accurately tell if you have strep throat. It’s called a rapid molecular test and it works by finding the DNA molecules of strep throat bacteria.
Respiratory syncytial virus or “RSV” causes an infection of the lungs and breathing passages.
RSV spreads rapidly from droplets when someone coughs or sneezes. In children and especially premature babies, RSV can be very serious and can lead to greater illness. Adults who have RSV might have all the symptoms of a common cold—a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, headache, fever, and just not feeling well.
RSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children and spreads quickly through schools and childcare centers. RSV infections tend to occur in epidemics lasting from late fall through early spring. Symptoms usually last a week but can continue on for several weeks. Infection spread may be minimized by washing hands and cleaning surfaces. Children who have cold symptoms should be kept away from younger siblings until well.
A new kind of test has been developed that can quickly and more accurately tell if you have RSV. It’s called a rapid molecular test and it works by finding the RNA molecules of the RSV virus.