Dual COVID and Flu Test in Charlotte, Rock Hill, & Lancaster
Getting the Combo COVID Flu Test
With the similarities in viral symptoms, it can be hard to know what virus you may have. COVID-19, the flu, and even the common cold involve similar symptoms. However, with the COVID and Flu Test in Charlotte, Rock Hill, and Lancaster, the answer may be clear.
What Is a COVID and Flu Test?
The combo test is a diagnostic test to rule out (or in) an active infection of COVID-19 or influenza A or B. Multiple tests are no longer needed.
A dual test is recommended for patients who experience similar COVID or flu symptoms. This is especially true during flu season or when both viruses are circulating. These shared symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
What to Expect
Since it is possible to be infected with more than one virus at a time, the combo test simplifies the testing process.
The dual test involves a single nasal swab collection kit. Your pharmacy healthcare professional takes the sample and seals the kit. It is then tested by the lab for COVID-19, influenza A, and influenza B all at one time. Test results are typically available in 1-2 days.
Schedule Your Dual COVID and Flu Test in Charlotte, Rock Hill, and Lancaster
At Carolina Pharmacy, we offer COVID and flu tests in Charlotte, Rock Hill, and Lancaster. Contact any of our convenient pharmacy locations for more information on rapid COVID testing, travel testing, or vaccination. We are happy to serve you!