Rapid Flu Testing

At Maya Family Clinic, we are committed to ensuring your health during flu season by providing rapid and reliable influenza testing. Designed for those seeking immediate knowledge of their influenza status, our testing services guarantee you the necessary data to safeguard both yourself and your community.

Fast And Reliable Results

Using the latest in diagnostic technology, our rapid flu tests deliver results in record time. This ensures you're equipped with vital information to manage your health effectively.

Rapid Molecular Assays
Rapid Molecular Assays
A quicker variant of molecular tests, these assays can be performed in outpatient settings and deliver results in just 15 to 20 minutes.
Molecular Flu Tests
Molecular Flu Tests
Often regarded as a highly accurate method, Molecular tests like RT-PCR detect the influenza virus's genetic material in respiratory samples, ensuring reliable results.
Serologic Tests
Serologic Tests
Rather than identifying the virus, these blood tests detect antibodies against the flu virus in the bloodstream, indicating past infections.
Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests (RIDTs)
Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests (RIDTs)
RIDTs are antigen-based rapid tests that provide results in about 15-30 minutes, allowing for speedy diagnosis during critical times.

About Influenza (Flu)

Flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can range from mild to severe in intensity. Awareness and precaution are vital during the flu season to prevent spread.

Protecting yourself against the flu includes:

Regular hand washing for at least 20 seconds.
Avoiding close contact with sick individuals.
Getting the annual flu vaccine.
Covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Staying home when feeling unwell.

How To Stay Safe Important Precautions

Wear a Mask
Wear a Mask
Always wear masks, especially during flu outbreaks, to minimize the spread of the virus.
Wash Your Hands
Wash Your Hands
Regular hand-washing helps eliminate germs and reduces the risk of catching the flu.
Cover Coughs & Sneezes
Cover Coughs & Sneezes
Ensure you cover your mouth and nose using a tissue or your elbow during sneezes or coughs.
Avoid Close Contact
Avoid Close Contact
It's best to avoid close contact, especially with those displaying flu-like symptoms, to reduce transmission.

What Our Patients Say

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Adriana TiperciucAdriana Tiperciuc
17:08 19 Apr 23
I am incredibly grateful to the nurse practitioner at Maya Family Clinic for helping with my medical care. From the moment I met her, I felt reassured by her professionalism, expertise, and compassionate approach to care. She took the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I wish there were more clinics like this around. They even have a lab and pharmacy within the building which saved me a lot of time and was very convenient.
Jessica BongJessica Bong
15:42 05 Apr 23
If you're looking for a clinic that offers top-notch, safe, and effective aesthetic procedures, look no further than Maya! From the moment I walked trough the door, I was greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff who made my experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible - from initial consult through post-procedure check-ups.The facility looks clean, modern, and well-equipped with the latest technology and equipment. That immediately assured me that I would receive the highest quality care possible.What sets this clinic apart to me is their demonstrated commitment to providing personalized care and attention to each patient. They took the time to listen my concerns and goals, and patiently worked with me to create a customized treatment plan tailored to my specific needs and preferences. Whether you're looking to reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, or enhance your natural features, this clinic has you covered.With their experienced staff, state-of-the-art technology, and personalized approach to care, you can trust that you'll leave feeling confident and rejuvenated.
Monica BhallaMonica Bhalla
23:28 03 Apr 23
Really fortunate to have access to care like this near me. Getting good care isn't easy these days and to have someone as knowledgeable and caring as Dr. Patel is great. Hopefully I never have to see a doctor, but if I do, I'm glad I have a great one near me.
20:44 02 Apr 23
I've recently had an emergency situation outside of office hours. Dr. Patel was able to address my issue over the phone and was able to see me the very next morning. I never feel rushed or just another number during my visits with him.
Down W. BrownDown W. Brown
15:08 11 Mar 23
Dr Patel and his staff are warm and personable. I’ve been coming here for a few years and never had anything to complain about. At end of the day you want a place where your care is personalized and feel like you’re being listened to. I’ve had that type of experience here and am happy with my doc!!!

FAQs about Rapid Flu Testing

While RIDTs can provide results quickly, they are not as accurate as molecular tests. It's possible to get false negatives or positives. If flu is suspected, a molecular test may be recommended for confirmation.
Typically, rapid flu tests can provide results in about 15 minutes.
It's best to get tested within the first 3 days of experiencing flu symptoms for the most accurate results.
The flu test is safe and straightforward, typically involving a nasal swab. There might be minimal discomfort during the swab, but there are no significant side effects or risks.
Yes, rapid tests are not foolproof and can occasionally produce false negatives. If your symptoms persist or are severe, consult your doctor. They might recommend additional testing.