Nurse-Administered Influenza A&B Rapid Test for One Person
This service includes an Influenza A&B Rapid Test for one person. The test will be administered at your location (home or office) by one of our registered mobile nurses. We use a rapid antigen test to obtain a result in 15-20 minutes. Upon completion of the test, the nurse will verbally communicate your results.
Schedule your appointment today to know if your symptoms are caused by Influenza A&B infection.
What is Influenza A&B?
The flu, or influenza, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system. There are four types of influenza viruses: A, B, C, and D.
Influenza A and B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of disease in people (known as flu season) almost every winter in Canada, especially in a big city like Toronto. The flu is often mistaken for a cold as it can have similar symptoms like a runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat. However, the flu tends to come on suddenly and is usually more severe than a cold.
Symptoms of the flu also include having a fever, aching muscles, chills and sweats, headache, dry persistent cough, shortness of breath, feeling tired and weak, and in some cases vomiting and diarrhea. It’s worth noting that vomiting and diarrhea are more common in children than adults.
Influenza A&B is a highly contagious viral infection and testing is an important part of the treatment and prevention journey.
Benefits of an At-Home Test for Influenza A&B
- Get tested at your convenience in the comfort of your own home.
- Avoid having to travel while you are sick.
- Avoid the risk of contracting other viral and/or bacterial infections from the waiting room.
- Avoid lengthy and unpredictable wait times.
How is the test performed?
The nurse will perform the test by collecting a nasal swab sample and processing it via the appropriate medical device.
How do I know if I should test for Influenza A&B?
At first, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing and sore throat. Colds usually develop slowly, but the flu tends to come on suddenly and while a cold can be miserable, the flu usually feels much worse.
Common symptoms of the flu include:
- Aching muscles
- Chills and sweats
- Dry, persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Tiredness and weakness
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Eye pain
- Vomiting and diarrhea, but this is more common in children than adults
How do l book an appointment?
Click the “Preview Availability Calendar” tab on this page to view up-to-date availability. If a timeslot is available that suits your needs, please use the “Add to Cart” button above and complete your purchase. A separate Booking Calendar link will be provided after checkout which you can use to secure your appointment.
You will be required to fill out a questionnaire to provide the necessary information required to set up your account.
The day prior to your appointment you will receive a call from your nurse who will confirm your booking and verify your address.
How long will it take?
The session can take up-to 20 minutes.
When will I receive my test results?
Upon completion of the test, the nurse will verbally communicate the results to the patient.
Cancelation Policy and Not at Home
Cancellations are expected 48 hours in advance. A cancellation can be made by emailing customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not at home for your appointment, you will not be eligible for a refund.
Appointments will be refunded in full if they are cancelled 48 hours ahead of the scheduled appointment.
Clients Rights and Responsibilities
As a client, you have the right:
- To be treated with courtesy dignity and respect and in a way that fully recognizes your individuality.
- To receive care in a safe, secure manner.
- To make a complaint, to raise concerns or to recommend changes without fear of retaliation, and to be informed of the procedure for initiating complaints.
- To be assured of confidentiality regarding services delivered and privacy of your personal health information
- To accept or refuse treatment, including medication, and to be informed of the consequences of accepting or refusing treatment.
- To access services in person and/or virtually as appropriate.
As a client, you have the responsibility:
- To provide current and relevant information to your service provider team to assist them to provide appropriate care.
- To be courteous and respectful of staff and to understand that any threat, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, is grounds to terminate the relationship.
- To recognize that your service provider will not provide any service or treatment that they consider to be medically or ethically inappropriate.
- To refrain from smoking any substances when the mobile nurse is visiting your home.
- To refrain from using scented products when the mobile nurse is visiting your home.
- To wear a mask when experiencing a cough and/or fever when the mobile nurse is visiting your home.
Influenza A&B Rapid Test Service is Available in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
We offer testing services at any location ranging from: Downtown Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Markham, Pickering, Ajax, and more.