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How do Doctors test for the flu?

While many doctors base the diagnosis on the patients symptoms, there’s a test called a rapid flu test (influenza antigen test)! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Lorretta Reply:

    Flu tests can be used in conjunction with a doctor's examination to determine whether you have the influenza. They are more likely to be administered if there is Source:http://www.ehow.com/how_5122185_test-influenza.html

  2. Emeline Reply:

    While many doctors base the diagnosis on the patients symptoms, there’s a test called a rapid flu test (influenza antigen test).

  3. Earline Reply:

    There’s no point. If you have it, there is nothing you can do apart form treat it like you normally would treat a flu. Source:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_are_doctors_not_testing_for_swine_flu_anymore

  4. Claretha Reply:

    Doctors test for STDs by taking a swab of the genitals. Usually its a painless procedure that takes a few minutes, its then sent to a lab for checking and then sent back to your doctors, they then let you know if there is anything wrong. Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Other/how_do_doctors_test_for_stds

  5. Maud Reply:

    There are two basic methods for testing for herpes. First, there is a blood test. Second, but not as definite, there is a visual inspection of the sexual organs that can show any sores or blisters that may be present and indicative of the d… Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Other/how_do_doctors_test_for_herpes

  6. Shirley Reply:

    How would doctors even know to test for Swine Flu? How would they know to illnesses with the same symptoms test for it? There are so many other. Also, how does it keep spreadi

  7. Lashon Reply:

    The symptoms are like the regular flu! They take a cotton swab of saliva or snot! They send it off to the lab!

  8. Chere Reply:

    Relevant answers: Does a doctor need to check your testicles when checking for the flu? Although not all doctors do, it is appropriate that they do a physical

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