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Combo SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19),
Influenza (Flu A), Influenza (Flu B) PCR Test

PREDICINE NOW PROVIDES A SINGLE TEST THAT DETECTS AND DISTINGUISHES SARS-CoV-2 & INFLUENZA A/B

WHY TAKE THIS TEST?

With the flu season arriving soon, it will be harder to diagnose which virus you have. SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B share common symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, and much more, making diagnosing difficult. With the Combo SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), Influenza A (Flu A), Influenza B (Flu B) PCR Test, you just need to take a single test to detect and distinguish between SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B.

Additionally, CDC Guidelines recommend testing for both SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B when the viruses are co-circulating. You can find the CDC testing guidelines HERE

WHY USE A PCR TEST OVER A RAPID ANTIGEN TEST?

COVID-19 has transformed the way that we perform respiratory testing. With PCR or molecular testing established as the gold standard¹, rapid tests for identifying infection are becoming a thing of the past. Even with few copies on the host, PCR magnifying capabilities allow detection of the viruses².

HOW YOU CAN GET THE TEST

  • Please email support.us@predicine.com for more details
  • Predicine can set up a testing site at your school or organization

SAMPLE TYPES ACCEPTED 

  • Anterior Nasal Only – Medical Staff Administered

Turnaround Time

  • Within 24 to 48 hours of sample receipt

SPECIFICITY²

  • COVID-19:  100%
  • Flu A: 99%
  • Flu B: 96.8%

¹”Why qPCR is the gold standard for COVID-19 testing” https://www.thermofisher.com/blog/clinical-conversations/why-qpcr-is-the-gold-standard-for-covid-19-testing/

²“Workflow and Performance of the TaqPathTM COVID-19, FluA, FluB Combo Kit.” https://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/home/global/forms/life-science/covid19-influenza-poster/jcr:content/MainParsys/image_87df/foregroundimg.img.320.low.png/1628250179440.png

Combo SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19),
Influenza (Flu A), Influenza (Flu B) PCR Test FAQ

Influenza A/B and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

24-48 hours upon lab receipt

3 days / 72 hours from time of collection 

No, the combo test must be staff-administered. 

Yes, the combo test is covered by insurance. 

PredicineSWIFT account – the “report” button will either be green or red 

Results are sent by email (default)  

Whether caused by COVID-19, influenza, or another respiratory illness, the symptoms can be very similar:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)

Yes, it’s possible to test positive for Influenza A/B & SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) at the same time.