If you have symptoms of a respiratory illness, it is important to know what you are dealing with. Learn how to buy and use an at-home flu test kit here.
If you are feeling under the weather, it can be a range of different things. You may have a seasonal flu virus, covid, other circulating viruses, or something else might be going on.
It is important to get an idea of what you are dealing with to help you treat it and/or know when it is a good idea to stay home for a while to reduce the spread of viruses.
There is always the option of testing for respiratory illnesses with your doctor, but there are also at-home tests too.
Below, we will cover at-home flu tests specifically, including what an at-home test can measure for, where you can buy an at-home flu test, how to use an at-home flu test, and what you can do with your test results.
What your at-home test measures will be dependent on the exact kit you have. Although, most kits testing for the flu will test for at least two main variants – influenza A and influenza B.
At Strut Health, we offer an at-home respiratory panel test kit that can test for the active influenza A, influenza B, RSV, as well as the COVID-19 virus. Since respiratory viruses can sometimes present with similar symptoms, this test can help you determine or rule out some of the main viruses of concern all at the same time.
There are a few different places online where you may be able to buy an at-home flu test kit. However, purchase wisely to make sure the kits are reputable, high-quality, in-date, and that the tests themselves are run appropriately in the connected lab.
Here at Strut Health, we are a doctor-led telemedicine company that works with a reputable certified lab that will receive and run your test results correctly and efficiently, and will report the results quickly to you in a discreet manner.
You can learn more or purchase our at-home nasal swab respiratory panel from our respiratory panel product page in just a few minutes. Simply click the “start for free” button to add the panel to your cart and checkout. The lab processing, shipping of the kit, and reporting of your results are all free, you will only pay for the kit at checkout.
Exactly how you will use your at-home flu test will vary slightly depending on the exact kit you use and which company you are working with.
Our respiratory panel test kit is a nasal swab test, and can be safely and comfortably completed in just a few minutes.
We explain the way the process works below:
The collection kit process is fast and easy. Once you place the order for your kit through Strut, your kit will be shipped to your home or designated address.
Then, you will follow all the instructions included in your kit to collect your nasal swab sample.
You will then repackage your sample into the same box and label it with the enclosed return label. Drop your sample kit off at a FedEx drop-off location or schedule a pick-up.
Finally, your sample will be run at the lab and you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in and review or download your results.
Some people may want to check for these respiratory diseases, including the flu, for their own knowledge to know how to better care for themselves or to share with their healthcare provider.
Since the results will be delivered directly to you, you can choose how you want to use your results. The results are fully downloadable, so you can share the results with your doctors.
These tests are not a substitute for medical care, and you should consult with your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms or health issues.