Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) tests are available from CLEAR Immediate Care. There are various tests, including the Rapid RSV antigen and Molecular tests. The former involves checking fluid from the nose to detect proteins present in the virus. The virus tests genetic material that identifies RSV.
The type of testing applied will typically depend on the patient’s age. RT-PCR tests are usually reserved for older children and adults. This is because the test can detect lower indicators of the virus. As patients age, the markers of RSV become harder to detect.
When there are no clear indications of any virus, lab testing is required to identify the cause of symptoms. At CLEAR Immediate Care, we aim to ensure patients receive rapid results at our Chicago, IL, offices. No appointment is necessary, and walk-ins are welcome.
Results in One Hour!
If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of RSV, rapid results will put your mind at ease. At CLEAR Immediate Care, we are committed to providing you with results within one hour. Our RSV testing is conducted in a safe and clean environment.
We will provide you with the results one hour after RSV testing. All patients at CLEAR Immediate Care will receive a prompt response. Safeguard your family with preventive measures against common illnesses in the community.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
You can identify RSV by common symptoms, including a runny nose, loss of appetite, coughing, sneezing, wheezing and fever. Symptoms do not typically come on all at once. The illness will progress slowly, unlike similar conditions such as the cold and flu.
Although RSV usually passes without incident, there are risks of complications. Inflammation, bronchiolitis and pneumonia are potential outcomes. Early testing can help patients identify risk factors and receive effective treatments.
Call CLEAR Immediate Care today if you would like a consultation. Our team has created a friendly and welcoming environment. We are determined to ensure that your time at our Chicago office is pleasurable.
If you are concerned about the complications of RSV, reach out to our office today for a professional consultation. No appointment is necessary, and walk-ins are welcome.