This service includes an RSV 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 an RSV infection.
What is Respiratory Syncytial Virus?
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a virus that can cause respiratory infections. The signs and symptoms usually appear about four to six days after being exposed to the virus. In most cases, RSV causes mild symptoms in adults and older children, such as a runny or stuffy nose, dry cough, low-grade fever, sore throat, sneezing, and headache.
However, in some cases, the infection can spread to the lower respiratory tract and cause more serious problems such as pneumonia or bronchiolitis. These symptoms may include high fever, severe cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and a bluish color of the skin due to lack of oxygen.
Infants are more likely to experience severe RSV symptoms. These symptoms may include short, shallow and rapid breathing, coughing, poor feeding, and/or feeling unusually tired and irritable.
Most people recover within one to two weeks, but some may have repeated wheezing. Severe or life-threatening infections that require a hospital stay may occur in premature infants or in anyone who has chronic heart or lung problems.
The prevalence of RSV infection is currently experiencing a surge in Canada, making testing an important part of the treatment and prevention journey.
Benefits of an At-Home RSV Rapid Test
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 Nasopharyngeal swab sample and processing it via the appropriate medical device.
How do I know if I should test for RSV?
Signs and symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus infection most commonly appear about four to six days after exposure to the virus. In adults and older children, RSV usually causes mild cold-like signs and symptoms. These may include:
Congested or runny nose
In Severe Cases, RSV infection can spread to the lower respiratory tract, causing pneumonia or bronchiolitis — inflammation of the small airway passages entering the lungs. Signs and symptoms may include:
Wheezing — a high-pitched noise that’s usually heard on breathing out (exhaling)
Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing — the person may prefer to sit up rather than lie down
Bluish color of the skin due to lack of oxygen (cyanosis)
Infants are most severely affected by RSV. Signs and symptoms of severe RSV infection in infants include:
Short, shallow and rapid breathing
Struggling to breathe — chest muscles and skin pull inward with each breath
Unusual tiredness (lethargy)
Most children and adults recover in one to two weeks, although some might have repeated wheezing. Severe or life-threatening infection requiring a hospital stay may occur in premature infants or in anyone who has chronic heart or lung problems.
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.
RSV 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.
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