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Strep, Mono and Flu Tests - Dallas

ER of Dallas TX > Strep, Mono and Flu Tests

What is the Flu?

The flu is a contagious respiratory health problem. It is caused by the influenza virus. Symptoms of flu can be mild to severe. In severe cases, it may lead to the death of the affected individual. At ER of Dallas, we conduct all kinds of flu diagnostic tests. The results can range from negative and slightly positive flu tests.

A false-positive flu test takes place when the flu or influenza season is concluding. Similarly, false-negative flu tests take place when the flu season is at its peak. And the chances of people suffering from the disease are high.

What is Influenza Test or Rapid Flu Test?

The influenza test is useful in detecting the virus that causes immune reactions. It is also called rapid influenza diagnostic test or rapid flu test. It is not as accurate as the flu test. However, the results of the influenza test are available within 10-20 minutes. Influenza diagnosis and treatment are not complicated. Usually, treatment involves rest and drinking fluid.

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What is the Monospot Test?

The mono blood test or mononucleosis spot test detects a particular protein that the immune system produces to tackle the Barr virus, which is the cause of mono. It is also known as the heterophile antibody test. So, a mono diagnostic test is a vital test in healthcare facilities.

EBV monospot test looks for particular antibodies present in the blood. It is also known as the mono antibody test. The antibodies are usually detected in the test when the person is affected by mono. Mono lab test or mono screen test along with complete blood count test is crucial for the treatment.

Symptoms Of The Flu And Its Complications
Symptoms of Pneumonia

What is Rapid Strep Test or Strep throat Test or Strep Throat Blood Test?

A rapid strep test is used to detect certain bacteria that cause throat issues, infectious fever, and pneumonia. 100% precise strep testing service is crucial for correct treatment. A strep throat test is useful in detecting throat issues. Similarly, a strep B test is used to diagnose particular bacteria in pregnant women. ER rooms as well as urgent care offer strep tests and flu diagnostic tests. There is another test which is known as the strep throat blood test also called the antistreptolysin O (ASO) titer test. It checks for infection in the throat.

Which Are the Most Common Complications of the Flu?

Flu is not a serious condition. Sometimes, it goes away on its own. However, many times it needs medical treatment. Usually, pregnant women, children’s and people who are over the age of 65 are more likely to suffer from flu. Having a weak immune system is another reason for this.

 

  • Symptoms of the flu and Its complications
  • A person feels pain in joints and different body parts
  • Discomfort and fatigue around the eyes
  • Headaches
  • Continuous cough
  • Wet eyes
  • Flushed skin
  • A painful throat
  • watery discharge from nose

Symptoms of Pneumonia

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Pain in the cardiac region
  • Perspiration
  • Cough with mucus
  • Changing colors of lip and fingernails
  • Shortness of breath
  • Experiencing pain in the chest while you are breathing
negative flu test

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