Influenza Rapid Tests

MediSure Influenza Rapid Tests can detect the presence of Influenza A and/or Influenza B antigen in the nasopharyngeal swab, throat swab or nasal aspirate specimens, providing fast results within 15 minutes.


Influenza needs Love, Attention & A Reliable Diagnostic Tests

Influenza (commonly known as ‘flu’) is a highly contagious, acute viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is a communicable disease easily transmitted through aerosolized droplets containing live viruses. Influenza affects both the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Symptoms of influenza can be mild to serious in people with chronic illness, pregnant women, people over 65 years of age and people with underlying health conditions.

Symptoms of Influenza vs. Common Cold

Fever  –  Sometimes, usually mild 

Headache – Occasionally 

General Aches – Slight

General Fatigue – Sometimes

Stuffy Nose – Common 

Sneezing – Usual 

Sore Throat – Common 

Cough – Mild to Moderate

Complications – Usually, no serious complication 

Fever  – Typical, Higher

Headache – Common 

General Aches – Usual, often serious

General Fatigue – Ususal; can last 2 to 3 weeks

Stuffy Nose – Sometimes 

Sneezing – Sometimes

Sore Throat – Sometimes

Cough – Common, often serious

Complications – Bronchitis, ear infection, pneumonia. Can be life-threatening


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