Flu Test with Physician Consult
Please preview our How-to-Use video and read our Indications for Use below.
Step 1: Take Test
Step 2: Request Physician Consult
Indications for Use:
For persons with flu-like symptoms
*including but not limited to fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue
For ages 5 and above
Tests should be administered by an adult for children age 5-18 years old
The flu does not turn into strep throat. However, it is possible to get strep throat after being sick with the flu. You can also contract the flu after being sick with strep throat. Despite this, the flu does not “turn into” strep throat, and strep throat does not turn into the flu.
There are a few different types of flu, classified by symptoms and abilities. There are three main types: A, B, and C.
The influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is an extremely common illness worldwide. But how does the flu spread? The flu can be spread from one person to another, from up to six feet away, through tiny droplets that travel through the air when one coughs, sneezes, or talks.
Flu shots work by taking advantage of the body's natural defense system: the immune system. When the vaccine enters the bloodstream, it releases viruses into the blood…If the flu later appears (in an active form), the immune system will recognize it from the vaccine and be able to provide antibody protection. This is how the flu shot works.
The flu symptoms will usually start by exhibiting cold-like symptoms, including but not limited to sore throat, sneezing, and a runny nose. Despite sharing symptoms, flu symptoms occur more suddenly and are more severe than a cold. Other signs of the flu include chills, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue, nausea, a runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing, and a fever.
Getting the flu vaccine is safe and will not give you the flu. These vaccines contain viruses that are unable to replicate in people, as they have been deactivated, or killed, so to speak.
"There’s a good chance your holiday season will include some travel, and you’ll probably take presents along. Hopefully your gift-giving won’t include a case of the flu or the common cold that you pick up in transit."