Flu/Covid-19/RSV Combination Testing - Our New Standard Test

October 31, 2022

Respiratory viruses are hitting early and often this Fall.   In our lab we are seeing COVID BA.1 and BA.1.1, influenza and we know the children’s hospitals and emergency rooms are full of kids with RSV (respiratory syncytial virus).   Each of these viruses can have similar symptoms including nasal congestion, cough, fever, aches and fatigue.   

 

Starting today we are offering our new combination FLU-COVID-RSV test for anyone with symptoms of a respiratory illness.  We accept Medicare, Medicaid and all private health insurers with no out of pocket or deductible per the CARES Act.  If you are uninsured, we offer testing at a significantly reduced rate. Call us for more information.   

 

Tests are available by appointment at both our Arlington Virginia and Sterling Virgnia locations.  Results are available in about 24-36 hours and are reviewed and signed by our Physician Medical Director.  Rapid COVID PCR and antigen tests are still available.  Flu and RSV rapid PCR tests are coming soon.

 

D.C.-area children’s hospitals are at capacity

Children’s hospitals in the D.C. area have been full for weeks, with patients stacking up in emergency departments as a surge in respiratory illnesses exacerbates the strain of staff shortages and a dwindling supply of pediatric beds. Fast, informative and written just for locals. Get The 7 DMV newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning.

https://www.npr.org/2022/10/24/1130764314/childrens-hospitals-rsv-surge

https://www.npr.org/local/305/2022/10/21/1130463197/multiple-children-s-hospitals-in-d-c-maryland-virginia-are-at-or-near-capacity