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AFC Urgent Care of Dalton presents the most advanced flu testing method, with Rapid Molecular Flu Tests providing results in just 15 minutes. Stop by our Dalton walk-in clinic for quick flu tests, available 7 days a week with no appointment needed.
With our Rapid Molecular Flu Test, you can expect fast results – typically within 15 minutes or less.
Rapid Molecular Flu Testing is a dependable and efficient approach to screen for influenza, delivering swift and precise results. Using a nasal swab, this test detects Influenza Type A with 96.3% accuracy and Influenza Type B with 100% accuracy, making it more reliable than the regular influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) used in many other healthcare facilities. Accuracy in this context involves two key components: Sensitivity and Specificity. Both are present in Rapid Molecular Flu Testing. The test is sensitive enough to detect the existence of the virus and specific enough to determine its variety. As a result, it accurately identifies the flu, ensuring you receive appropriate treatment.
In 2018, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) issued updated guidelines, advocating for the preference of molecular-based flu testing over rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) when it comes to detecting influenza viruses in outpatients. The molecular-based flu testing method offers more dependability and precision compared to RIDTs, making it an excellent way to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment for you and your loved ones in case of the flu.
If you’ve been feeling unwell, it is possible that you have contracted the flu. Prescribed flu treatments that target viruses, such as Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) or Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil), are most effective when taken within 48 hours of experiencing the initial flu symptoms. This is why it is crucial to receive a prompt and accurate diagnosis. At our clinic, we offer swift and dependable testing to assist our medical team in providing you with the best possible treatment. Do not delay in seeking the care you need.
Visit our clinic today and obtain the quick, accurate diagnosis needed to initiate your flu treatment immediately.
The flu is a severe illness that can cause mild to severe symptoms. Unlike a cold, it can appear suddenly, so it’s crucial to be aware of the symptoms and take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Common symptoms of the flu include:
● Fever or chills (not everyone will have a fever)
● Runny or stuffy nose
● Sore throat
● Muscle or body aches
● Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)
If you experience any of these symptoms, visit our walk-in clinic ASAP. We can help diagnose the flu and provide you with the best course of treatment. It’s also important to take preventive measures to protect yourself from the flu. This includes getting a flu shot every year, washing your hands often, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and avoiding contact with people who are sick.
Sensitivity and Specificity are crucial factors in determining the accuracy of Molecular Rapid Flu Test results. Sensitivity measures how often a test accurately detects the presence of a particular condition being tested for, also known as the “true positive” rate.
A test with high sensitivity will minimize the number of false-negative results and effectively identify nearly all individuals with the disease. Specificity gauges a test’s ability to correctly identify individuals who do not have the condition being tested for, referred to as the “true negative” rate.
A test with high specificity will effectively exclude almost everyone who does not have the disease and minimize false-positive results. This is essential for providing precise outcomes and avoiding unnecessary additional testing or treatments.
At AFC Urgent Care Dalton, our molecular-based flu testing is highly accurate in detecting both influenza A and B. Our rapid flu tests boast a sensitivity rate of 96.3% for influenza A and a perfect 100% for influenza B. Additionally, our tests demonstrate a specificity rate of 97.4% for influenza A and 97.1% for influenza B. This attests to the exceptional reliability of our testing in identifying cases of influenza A and B.
Our rapid molecular flu test has a 96.3% accuracy in correctly identifying patients with Influenza A, with 2.6% false positives and 3.7% false negatives. In the case of patients with Influenza B, the test has a 100% accuracy rate, with no false positives and only a 2.9% false negative rate.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.