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Rapid Test

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A quick diagnostic method used to detect specific proteins (antigens) from a virus, typically within minutes. A sample is taken from the nasal cavity or throat and tested for the presence of viral antigens.

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Somebody very sick



Flu testing quickly determines if someone has influenza. A sample from the respiratory tract, like a nasal swab, is tested for the virus. Results from rapid tests can come in 15 minutes, while PCR tests are more accurate but take longer. Early detection helps manage the flu and prevent its spread.

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