Respiratory Health 3
Flu A, Flu B and RSV
This is a nasal swab collection sample.
We provide virtual care options with a board-certified provider regardless of your results, allowing you to get the right treatment early and get back to health faster.
Testing for Flu and RSV is vital for accurate diagnosis and timely treatment, reducing symptom severity, and preventing further spread, especially among high-risk populations.
Treatment for the flu often includes antiviral medications if taken early, while supportive care helps manage symptoms. RSV treatment primarily involves supportive care, as there are no specific antiviral drugs. Severe cases may require hospitalization, and it's important to consult healthcare providers for personalized treatment.
Knowing the specific virus can help prevent its spread to others. Isolation measures can be implemented to limit spread to family members, friends and the community, reducing the risk of further infection.
To prevent the spread of the Flu and RSV, we recommend you stay home when you are sick, avoid direct contact from infected individuals, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Additionally, follow local health guidelines and wear masks inside crowded or high-risk settings when advised by authorities.
- 1Register your kit online. Then fill out the label on the back of the registration card. Place label lengthwise on the specimen tube.
- 2Open the nasal swab from packaging. Hold the swab by pinching the handle in the middle of the swab shaft.
- 3Insert the swab 3/4 of an inch into your left nostril. Rotate the swab and scrub the wall of your nostril for 10 seconds. Remove the swab and immediately do the same in the other nostril.
- 4Remove the cap from the specimen tube. Place nasal swab into specimen tube and carefully break the swab at the scoreline. Recap the specimen tube tightly.
- 5Place the specimen tube with the nasal swab tip into the specimen bag, then seal the bag.
- 6Place specimen bag into your empty INDICAID health box. Place the box inside the return envelope. Seal the envelope for shipping.
- 7Schedule a pickup or drop off the envelope at your local UPS store.
- 8You're all done! We will reach out as soon as we have gotten your sample at the lab.