Amid a pandemic, it is undoubtedly hard not to be overly aware of every tiny symptom you might feel regarding your health. Itchy throat? COVID-19. Chills? COVID-19. A little bit more tired than usual? It must be the Coronavirus!
Main concerns have revolved around COVID-19 causing us to lose sight of other realistic possibilities. We must not forget that other illnesses still exist and remain prominent. Thankfully, there are still many simple ways to identify what your body could be fighting thanks to our rapid and accurate testing.
Ways to Identify if it’s COVID
FastLabs offers a complete viral panel, referred to as FluPlus, to help pinpoint what is truly causing your symptoms. This test can identify not only multiple strains of Coronavirus, but comprehensively includes a total of 15 viral and four bacterial respiratory pathogens that could be causing you severe health hardships. FastLabs’ FluPlus is a reliable PCR test with an overall sensitivity rate of 97.1 percent to help you determine the difference between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Our seamless test process is catered to individuals who are on the go or simply prefer the comforts of testing from their vehicle.
Due to the lack of 2020-2021 testing for influenza, it is hard to determine what strain will predominate in the upcoming flu season, making it crucial to get yourself tested to ensure you are not a part of the spread of not only COVID-19, but other common conditions like Human Metapneumovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, and many others.
Not sure if to test or not?
Here are the 5 common shared symptoms between the common cold, the flu, and Coronavirus:
- Fever or feeling feverish/chills
- Muscle pain and/or body aches
- Sore throat
Avoid unnecessary doctor visits for what may or may not be COVID-19, and uncover what you truly have by doing a full viral panel. This test will give you a birds’ eye view of your health and help you get to the bottom of your symptoms.