Influenza and COVID-19: Simultaneous detection by Affidea - Affidea Ελλάδος

November 4, 2022

Influenza and COVID-19: Simultaneous detection by Affidea

The symptoms of flu and COVID-19 may be similar, but their severity and complications differ significantly. Especially in the current period when the flu virus is circulating at the same time as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 infection.

Early and rapid diagnosis in the initial stages of the disease between the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 is very important in children and adults, as it will enable the clinician to be able to guide the patient therapeutically.

How can we protect ourselves?

Affidea Greece, an ally for the Health of all, offers a complete package of simultaneous detection of seasonal flu and coronavirus. More specifically, the package includes a rapid influenza antigen detection test for A and B strains with a nasopharyngeal secretion test and an antigen detection test against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Rapid test) at a special price.

Simultaneous influenza and coronavirus testing reliably and rapidly screens individuals suspected of SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A/B, with results available in 30-45 minutes, enabling comprehensive treatment recommendations.

Antigen testing should be done within the first 5 days of the onset of symptoms, as after the 5th day the sensitivity of the methods decreases. In case of an individual Rapid flu test, the test is provided at a special price.

COVID-19 tests with reliability and safety

Affidea offers reliable SARS-CoV-2 virus detection services, ensuring strict specifications and based on international guidelines. In this context, packages with SARS-CoV-2 antigen detection tests (Rapid test) are offered at preferential prices for the whole family.

The rapid detection method (Rapid test) at Affidea is carried out with certified reagents, with specificity and method sensitivity approaching 100%. Sampling for SARS-CoV-2 is done by specialized and experienced staff, without an appointment, in specially designed areas, under conditions of complete security.

The sampling network is wide, with the aim of quality and immediate service to the examinees, with results available in 15-20 minutes. In case of a positive result, confirmation with a molecular test to detect the genome of SARS-CoV-2, with the Real Time-PCR method, is recommended, which is offered at a special price.

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