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Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata

Also known as Influenza panel, Respiratory viral panel, swine flu
Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata Includes 6 testsView All
You need to provide
Throat Swab, Nasal Swab
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Duly filled Swine Flu / H1N1 Clinical Information Form (Annexure - CR/04) is mandatory.

Understanding Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata


What is Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata?

A Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR is tailored to detect and identify the causative agents of respiratory infections—Influenza A, Influenza B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Available at an affordable price in Kolkata with Tata 1mg labs, this panel helps in the thorough assessment of different strains of flu viruses causing potential respiratory illness, particularly during flu season. 

Your doctor may suggest a viral flu panel when you have symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and low-grade fever indicative of flu or a similar respiratory illness. A duly filled Swine Flu/H1N1 Form is needed to be filled before sample collection. This form can be provided by the laboratory personnel (phlebotomist) before sample withdrawal.

 

What does Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR measure?

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A viral flu panel tests for influenza A virus along with its subtypes H3N2 and H1N1 (swine flu), Influenza B virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Viral flu spreads mainly through tiny droplets when an individual with flu coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets are dispersed into the air and can infect individuals in close proximity. Also, the virus can spread by touching surfaces that may have influenza viruses on them and then touching your nose, mouth, or eyes. This panel helps differentiate between different strains of influenza viruses and identifies RSV infection. Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR can be helpful during the flu season when there's a surge in various respiratory illnesses that show symptoms similar to the flu.

RNase P (IC) is an internal control used in the Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR. It ensures the accuracy and reliability of the test results by verifying suitable conditions for precise RNA analysis. 

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Influenza A

An Influenza A test checks for the presence of Influenza A virus and confirms the infection. Influenza A virus can infect both animals and humans and is responsible for most seasonal flu outbreaks. These viruses are further classified based on two proteins on their surface, called hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N). There are 18 different H subtypes and 11 different N subtypes, which can combine ivariousnt ways to create new strains of the virus.

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Influenza B

An Influenza B test checks for the presence of the Influenza B virus and confirms the infection. This type of influenza virus only infects humans and is less common than influenza A. Influenza B viruses are not classified based on two proteins on the surface, called hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) subtypes, but are instead grouped into two distinct lineages, B/Yamagata and B/Victoria.

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

A Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) test checks for the presence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and confirms the infection. This test should be performed within a few days after symptoms occur when there’s a greater detectable amount of the virus. RSV is a major cause of human respiratory infections, particularly among younger children who are affected most frequently with potentially most severe infections.

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H1N1

A H1N1 test checks for the presence of the H1N1 virus, also called the swine flu (influenza) virus, and confirms the infection. Influenza or flu is a viral infection that affects your respiratory system. The infection is usually mild and resolves on its own, but the infection can be life-threatening in children under 5 years, adults above 65 years of age, and those with weakened immune systems. Hence, early detection via timely testing becomes crucial.

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H3N2

An H3N2 test checks for the presence of the H3N2 virus and confirms the infection. The influenza A virus has a subtype known as H3N2, which can induce sickness in humans and animals such as pigs and birds. This particular strain of the flu virus is capable of causing illness. During testing, respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal swabs or nasal washes are analyzed to detect viral RNA or antigens.

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Rnase P(IC)

The RNase P gene is used in the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) protocol as an internal control (IC) for the detection of COVID-19, since this is a multi-copy gene that is abundant in the human genome, and therefore is easily detectable. Ribonuclease P (RNase P) is an endoribonuclease that cleaves other RNA molecules at the junction between a single-stranded region and the 5′ end of a double-stranded region. The enzyme is one of only two ribozymes that can be found in all kingdoms of life (Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya).

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata


Frequently Asked Questions about Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata

Q. What is the purpose of the Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR?

The Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR helps detect respiratory viruses such as Influenza A, Influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). It helps in the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of flu and similar respiratory illnesses.

Q. Are there any risks associated with the Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR?

No, Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR is generally safe with minimal risks. However, you may feel slight discomfort during sample collection (nasal and throat swab) but chances of serious complications are extremely rare.

Q. How is the sample collected for a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR?

Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR requires a nasopharyngeal (nose and throat) swab, which involves inserting a swab into the nose/throat and back into the nasopharynx to collect a sample.

Q. Can I book a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata?

Yes, you can book a {test-name} in Kolkata with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR is readily available in Kolkata. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR with Tata 1mg Labs in Kolkata?

If you want to schedule a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR with Tata 1mg Labs in Kolkata, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the cost of a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR at Tata 1mg Labs in Kolkata?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Kolkata. A Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR is available at an affordable price of Rs. 4120.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of a Viral Flu Panel (Influenza A&B, H3N2, H1N1, RSV) Qualitative RT-PCR in Kolkata are often provided in 48 hours.
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