COVID-19 or Flu? Get yourself tested
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made us all acutely aware of the importance of respiratory health. Respiratory infections are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and early detection and timely treatment are crucial to prevent the spread of infections and improve patient outcomes. That’s why Apollo Clinic, Kolkata is proud to offer a range of respiratory panel tests, including the adenovirus test, adenovirus IgM test, adenovirus IgG test, and flu panel test for COVID-19.
Comprehensive Respiratory Panel Test:
The comprehensive respiratory panel test is a comprehensive diagnostic tool that can detect a wide range of respiratory viruses, including adenovirus, influenza, parainfluenza, and respiratory syncytial virus. The test is particularly useful for individuals with respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and for those with compromised immune systems or underlying respiratory conditions.
The Covid-19 RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test is the gold standard for detecting the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19. This test detects viral RNA in a person’s respiratory specimen, such as a nasal or throat swab. The RT-PCR test works by amplifying the viral RNA to detectable levels, and then identifying the presence of specific viral genes that are unique to SARS-CoV-2. This highly accurate test is used for the diagnosis of Covid-19, and also for monitoring the spread of the disease. Results are typically available within 24-48 hours, and a positive result indicates an active infection that requires immediate isolation and contact tracing.
The adenovirus test, on the other hand, specifically targets the adenovirus, which is a common cause of respiratory infections. The test can detect both adenovirus type 40 and type 41, which are the most common types of adenovirus associated with respiratory infections. Symptoms of adenovirus infection include fever, cough, sore throat, and conjunctivitis. In severe cases, an adenovirus infection can lead to pneumonia, bronchitis, or respiratory failure.
Adenovirus IgM and Adenovirus IgG Test:
The adenovirus IgM test and adenovirus IgG test are serological tests that detect the presence of antibodies against adenovirus in the blood. IgM antibodies are typically produced early in the course of an infection, while IgG antibodies are produced later and persist in the blood for a longer period. The tests can help determine whether an individual has been recently infected with adenovirus or has had a previous infection. These tests are particularly useful for individuals who may have been exposed to adenovirus but are asymptomatic.
Flu Panel Test:
Finally, the flu panel test for COVID-19 is a diagnostic tool that can detect multiple strains of influenza virus, as well as COVID-19. The test is particularly useful during the flu season when the symptoms of influenza and COVID-19 can be similar. The test can help differentiate between these infections, which is crucial for determining appropriate treatment and preventing the spread of infection.
At Apollo Clinic in Kolkata, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. Our tests are performed by highly trained and experienced healthcare professionals using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Moreover, they are accurate and reliable, and provide results in a timely manner, so you can receive appropriate treatment as soon as possible.
In conclusion, respiratory infections are a significant public health concern, and early detection and timely treatment are crucial to prevent the spread of infection and improve patient outcomes. If you have respiratory symptoms or have been exposed to respiratory infections, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us at 033 4036 5500 or visit us at: https://apollokolkata.com/ and get tested today.