Flu Testing - San Antonio, TX
Need a Rapid Flu Test?
A cough, sore throat, fever, chills, runny nose, fatigue, or body aches could mean you have the flu. The flu is initiated by a virus and usually occurs during the cold winter months due to the fact people stay indoors and breathe the flu-riddled air of each other.
Rapid flu tests, or RIDTs, can give you results in about 15 minutes. RIDTs work by detecting antigens, which start your body’s immune systems response to the invasion of the flu virus.
Another flu test, the rapid molecular assay, works by finding the flu virus’s genetic material. Depending on your case, you and the doctor will decide which method to use is best for you. Flu testing is the best way for a quick, accurate diagnosis.
If you think you are suffering from the flu, see us at Alamo City Urgent Care. Call or stop by to be checked out today.