RSV Test

At-Home PCR Testing

Collection Method: Saliva

Age: 2

Results in: 1-2 days

HSA/FSA Accepted

$0
With valid insurance

RSV is a seasonal contagious respiratory virus often encountered during the cold fall and winter months. It causes cold-like symptoms in most adults and older children. But in children under the age of 5 and older adults over the age of 60, the virus can be deadly. Knowing if you have RSV can help guide your physicians and healthcare providers.

Order this kit to check if you have RSV infection.

Upon your purchase, we will send you:

  • The at-home collection kit to collect your nasal swab sample.
  • Prepaid shipping label to return your sample to our lab for testing. You can use any USPS drop-off location.

We will process the samples in 1-2 days including weekends.

Each kit has sufficient ingredients for just one test. When testing for the whole family, a separate kit should be purchased for each individual.

What's included in my test kit?

One (1) labeled screw-cap collection tube
One (1) Funnel
Two (2) single-use alcohol wipes
One (1) biohazard bag
One (1) UPS Laboratory Pak
One (1) prepaid UPS return label

How it Works

1

Register online and receive your test kit.

Answer a few simple questions online to place your order. Provide your shipping address, insurance, and other relevant information.

4

Get your results.

Depending on your test, you may receive your results in a few hours or days via email.

2

Talk to a Medical Provider.

To finalize your order, you will need to speak to a medical provider so we can help you with any of your symptoms.

3

Follow the instructions

Carefully read the instructions provided and collect your sample. Ship your sample back to us using the pre-paid shipping label.

1

Register online and receive your test kit.

Answer a few simple questions online to place your order. Provide your shipping address, insurance, and other relevant information.

2

Talk to a Medical Provider.

To finalize your order, you will need to speak to a medical provider so we can help you with any of your symptoms.

3

Follow the instructions

Carefully read the instructions provided and collect your sample. Ship your sample back to us using the pre-paid shipping label.

4

Get your results.

Depending on your test, you may receive your results in a few hours or days via email.

Focus on You!

When you are sick, your body needs rest. Test for RSV infection in the comfort of your home.

 Reasons for at-home testing with Fast Lab Technologies
  • No need for a doctor’s visit or prescription for testing
  • Test can be done at home or while traveling
  • Quick, reliable, and confidential testing
  • If you test positive, you get fast access to medical advice with our medical providers.
  • You can buy the tests and store them for __ months. Then you have them available whenever you and our partner want to get tested.
Did You Know?

Benefits of Testing

  • Help guide your medical providers
  • Help increase vigilance of secondary infections
  • Help you navigate upcoming social engagements and travel plans
  • Help increase your watchfulness of serious complications early
  • Help you decide how long to stay at home from work or keep the kids out of school.

Symptoms of RSV

In Babies < 6 Months Old
  • Increased irritability
  • Lower levels of physical activities such as kicking or rolling
  • Drinking less breast milk or formula than normal
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fever

Impact

Each year, RSV causes approximately 79,850 hospitalizations in children under the age of 1. 2-3 out of every 100 infants with RSV may need to be hospitalized. The risk of mortality is 0.5-1.7% in healthy infants but can be significantly higher in those with risk factors.

Risk factors

RSV can have severe symptoms and complications in infants who:

  • were born prematurely
  • are under 6 months of age
  • have neuromuscular diseases
  • have suppressed immune systems
In Children
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Drinking less fluids
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • A cough that may progress to wheezing.
  • Fever

Impact

The CDC estimates 50,000-80,000 children under 5 years of age are hospitalized for RSV-related complications yearly. Most older children show only mild symptoms unless they have preexisting health conditions

Risk factors

In older children, the following conditions caused RSV-related complications:

  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia sometimes with reactive airway disease
  • congenital heart disease
  • gastrointestinal disease
  • genetic disorders
In adults over 60
  • Runny or congested nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Wheezing while breathing
  • Headache
  • Fever

Impact

Each year, RSV causes 60,000-160,000 hospitalizations and 6,000-10,000 deaths in older adults.

Risk factors

RSV can have severe symptoms and complications in adults with

  • chronic heart disease, particularly congestive heart failure
  • chronic lung disease
  • weakened immune systems
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma

Symptoms requiring medical attention or medical care

  • Excessive difficulty in breathing
  • Lips, face, or nails turning blue
  • Wheezing cough
  • Chest pain
  • Babies and children not drinking enough breastmilk, formula, or fluids
  • Infants breathing abnormally fast, with nostrils flaring and the chest appearing to “cave in” with the ribs sticking out.
  • Infants, especially those under 2 months of age showing apnea (stopping breathing for 10 seconds or more)

Providing the Highest Quality Tests

All of our test kits are manufactured to the highest standards and have been extensively tested for accuracy and reliability. We work with leading brands in the industry to ensure that our customers have access to the best products available.

HIPAA compliant

Our partners are HIPAA compliant and follow established regulations and standards to keep your personal information private and safe.

CLIA-Certified Labs

Our in-house laboratories are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited, which means they meet the highest standards for pathology and laboratory testing.

Board-Certified Clinicians

Our board-certified clinicians offer expert guidance and support throughout your testing process. Your health is our priority.

“RSV can have complications requiring hospitalization, especially in infants and older adults”
Dr. XYZ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this test?
  • Anyone who is sick or showing symptoms can immediately take the test.
  • Anyone who shares a home or office with someone who tested positive should also get tested.
  • Anyone who is planning to travel.
  • Anyone who is planning to attend a large social gathering, such as a wedding.
  • Anyone who is planning to visit someone who may be vulnerable to the worst effects of RSV such as infants under 6 months of age, older adults who are over the age of 60, and those who are immunocompromised or take immunocompromising drugs.
  • Anyone who came in contact with someone who showed symptoms.
How soon can I test?

If you are showing symptoms, you can take the test immediately. If you have come in contact with someone who appeared sick, wait seven days before testing. The incubation period of RSV is 4-6 days.

What to do if I test positive for RSV?

If you are an older adult over the age of 60 or the parent of a young child under the age of 5 or an older child with comorbidities, contact your medical provider.

How long am I contagious with RSV?

According to the CDC, people with RSV start being contagious 1-2 days before the onset of symptoms and continue being contagious for 3-8 days after. However, some infants and individuals with weakened immune systems can be contagious for a month even when they are not showing symptoms.

How long does RSV take to get better?

You should start seeing improvement in your symptoms in one week, and most of the symptoms should be gone in two weeks. Sometimes there can be a lingering cough but even that should be getting better every day after a week of having symptoms. If you do not feel somewhat better after one week or feel your symptoms worsening, contact your healthcare provider.

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