Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that spreads easily by getting droplets from a cough or sneeze in your eyes, nose, or mouth; by touching surfaces (like a doorknob) that has the virus on it and then touching your face before washing your hands; or by direct contact with the virus, like kissing the cheek of a child with RSV.
RSV can infect anyone, however, children under the age of 5, adults aged 65+ and people with chronic lung and heart disease have the highest risk for severe illness.
Symptoms for RSV can look very similar to other respiratory viruses like COVID-19, the flu, or even the common cold.
Schedule your test as soon as symptoms appear. With Same Day results from Progressive Diagnostics, you will have peace of mind knowing which virus you have, so you and your doctor can discuss treatment options that are best for you and your family.
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RSV is one of the most common causes of childhood illness. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), RSV can be dangerous for some infants and young children. Children at greatest risk for severe illness caused by RSV include
Children may also be exposed to and infected with RSV school or child-care centers they can spread the virus to other members of the family.
Progressive Diagnostics conducts PCR test for RSV, COVID-19, and the flu A+B for children and adults. The test takes a few seconds – with Same-Day Results. If you have questions about PCR tests for your child, contact a Progressive Diagnostics customer care representative at 888.503.8803.Schedule your Test
Older adults can be at a greater risk for serious complications from RSV. According to the CDC, more than 177,000 adults (AK: in the US? when is this date from?) are hospitalized due to RSV infections (CDC, December 2022). Older adults with a history of chronic heart or lung disease or weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to an RSV infection.
NOTE: The CDC reference and page link have been added to the end of hospitalization sentence.
Progressive Diagnostics offers a single test that can tell you if you have RSV, COVID-19, or the flu A+B with same-day results. With Same Day Results from Progressive Diagnostics, you will have peace of mind knowing which virus you have, so you and your doctor can discuss treatment options that are best for you.Schedule your Test
RSV can infect older children and adults, too. In most case, symptoms typically go away in about a week. However, people with heart and respiratory conditions are at higher risk for serve illness. If you or someone you know has pneumonia, asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), congestive heart failure or any other heart or respiratory condition – get checked. It takes a few seconds to get peace of mind knowing which virus you may have so you and your healthcare professional can make important care decisions.Schedule your Test
RSV is a common virus that spreads easily. You can catch RSV by getting droplets from a cough or sneeze in your eyes, nose, or mouth. You can also get RSV through direct contact, like kissing the cheek of someone with RSV. In some cases, you can get RSV by touching a hard surface that has the virus on it and touching your face before washing your hands.
Symptoms for RSV are very similar to other respiratory viruses like COVID-19, the flu, or the common cold. Symptoms can include fever, chills, cough, and shortness of breath. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Progressive Diagnostics is here to help. Schedule your RSV or combination COVID-19, RSV and flu test and get Same Day Results.
RSV is a common virus that can infect anyone. Children under the age of 5 adults aged 65+ and people with chronic lung and heart disease have the highest risk for severe illness.
RSV tests are covered by most health insurance plans. You will need an order from your physician if you intend to use your insurance.
You may also choose not to use your insurance and pay out of pocket. Costs for an RSV test range from $89 for an RSV only test to $280 for a COVID-19, RSV, Flu combination test.
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If you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost of the RSV test, an order from your healthcare provider is required. If you need assistance getting an order, please contact one of our Customer Service Team members at 888.503.8803.
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You should not go to work or other public places if you have RSV, as RSV spreads quickly. Contact your healthcare provider if you or a family member has RSV.
Contact your pediatrician immediately. Keep your child at home and isolated from other family members as much as possible. Do not send your child to day care or school.
It’s best to contact the nursing facility to ensure your parents’ care needs are being met – including their test protocols for COVID-19, RSV and flu. You should also contact your parents’ healthcare providers to coordinate care with the nursing facility.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), most people recover from RSV in a week or two. Infants and young children, older adults and people with other serious respiratory conditions are at risk for severe RSV infection that in some cases can be life-threatening. Please contact your healthcare provider to discuss symptoms or concerns.
Currently there are no medications that sure or shorten the length of an RSV infection. Most healthcare providers recommend treatments to manage symptoms until you recover. Please contact your healthcare provider for more information.
According to the CDC, most people infected with RSV are contagious for 3 to 8 days. Schedule your test with Progressive Diagnostics if you are experiencing symptoms that may be RSV, COVID-19, or flu.
Healthcare professionals recommend self-quarantine while recovering from RSV to avoid spreading the virus to other members of the family. A person is typically contagious for 3 to 8 days.
Like most viruses, preventing an RSV infection involves frequent hand washing, clean frequently touched surfaces, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your upper shirt sleeve (not your hands).
For children, avoid putting them in close contact with sick people, wash their hands and faces frequently, limit their time in childcare centers during peak seasons for RSV and flu.
Currently, there are no vaccines available to help prevent RSV.