Influenza Test

In addition to rapid strep testing, here at Ultra Med Urgent Care we also offer a test for Influenza. This test can help you and doctor figure out if you need to move forward with antiviral medicines or rule out other medications for treatment such as antibiotics. Essentially, this test will give you and your doctor a better diagnosis for rapid treatment and healing.

What Are the Symptoms of Influenza?

While flu symptoms can vary, here are a few of the more common symptoms you may experience:

  • High fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Nausea & vomiting

How Does a Rapid Influenza Test Work?

The Ultra Med Physician will swab your nose and throat for secretions. This secretion will be sent to the lab to test for the presence of virus’ or bacteria. Answers are typically available within 15 minutes making this test incredibly convenient. The test wilI provide you with a conclusion to help your doctor better prescribe you with a medication to shorten or rid you of the illness.

If you are in the Skokie and Evanston Illinois area are in need of a test to determine whether or not you have influenza, contact Ultra Med Urgent Care for more information about testing.