COVID-19+Flu Testing for Symptomatic Individuals

With this year’s Flu Season overlapping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the similarities between COVID-19 and the Flu (and other other respiratory viruses) can make it difficult to determine what is making you feel sick. Valley Medical & Wellness is offering COVID-19 + Flu testing for symptomatic individuals to help confirm a diagnosis so your doctor can help you get the right treatment plan as soon as possible.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends co-testing for COVID-19 and influenza for someone experiencing symptoms. Check out the FDA Fact Sheet for more information.

Some of the overlapping symptoms of COVID-19 and Influenza (Flu) include:

How do you test for COVID-19+Flu?

Valley Medical Laboratory uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to detect very specific part of a virus. PCR tests are highly accurate and are a reliable testing method to differentiate between SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and influenza (the Flu).

How is this test different than the normal COVID-19 PCR Test?

We will still only take one nasal swab sample from you – but that sample will be tested for both influenza A and B, as well as COVID-19 in our lab. You will still receive your same-day test results, but you will now see three test results instead of one! This test should be covered with no additional cost to you by your insurance.

How do I schedule my test?

You can schedule your COVID-19+Flu tests conveniently through our secure portal by going to our website and clicking on COVID-19 Testing. You may schedule your test at any of our COVID-19 Testing locations near you in Burnsville, Woodbury, and Minneapolis, MN! Results are available same-day!

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Questions about scheduling? Call 612-286-8366

Author
Kate Cummings Kate graduated from Winona State University in 2016 with a BS in Cell & Molecular Biology. She has been with Valley Medical and Wellness (VMW) since 2017. She began her tenure with VMW as a Medical Assistant working with physicians and participating in procedures and intake of chronic pain and addiction patients. She was able to transfer her talents to clinic administration in her role as a Patient Care Coordinator in 2019 and then in 2020 as the Patient Scheduler Supervisor where she works closely with clinical operations, management and support, as well as assisting in the operation of our Covid-19 testing sites and various clinical project management duties and business growth initiatives. In her free time, Kate enjoys camping, hiking, gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and her fiancé, Garret, and Australian Sheppard, Luna.

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