Flu/Covid-19/RSV Combination Testing - Our New Standard Test
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 cost or deductible. If you are uninsured, we offer testing at a significantly reduced rate. Call us for more information.
Tests are available by appointment at our Sterling, Virginia laboratory. Results are available in about 24 hours and are reviewed and signed by our Physician Medical Director. Rapid COVID-19 RT-PCR and Rapid Covid-19 antigen tests are still available in addition to our multiplex FLU/COVID-19/RSV RT-PCR test.
At one point on Tuesday, 18 children were waiting for a pediatric intensive care unit bed at Children’s National Hospital, which has 323 total inpatient beds.