Doctors now have a new tool to answer a question they’re about to hear a lot: “Is it the flu or is it the coronavirus?”
There’s now one test to check for both viruses, and the test will be critical as we move into the flu season.
A handful of companies across the country received FDA emergency use authorization to develop a test that tells a patient what respiratory illness they have. All it takes is one swab, and the answer comes in fast.
At UF Health, doctors have already received one of these tests from a company, and another they ordered is coming soon.
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