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Is it Flu or COVID-19? ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego Adds Combination Flu/COVID-19 Testing to Give People Answers

·2 min read

Businesses, consumers can choose among three tests: combination flu and COVID-19, just flu, or just COVID tests with ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego; vaccination provision soon

ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego is adding testing for flu and COVID-19 combined to its already comprehensive offerings, giving businesses, consumers and doctors the ability to better identify symptoms and how best to treat them.

ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego can now test for COVID-19, Influenza A, and Influenza B together with the Sofia 2 Flu + SARS Antigen FIA test from Quidel. This new three-way test identifies and separates influenza strains from coronavirus using one nasal swab sample. The test should be administered within five days of symptom onset. Results are available within an hour.

"With current COVID-19 and flu surges, when people get sick, the question is: is it COVID-19 or flu? Often, it’s not easy for medical professionals to tell, but the answer determines treatment and level of quarantine. Our rapid Flu+COVID-19 combo testing provides critical answers for patients," said Jennifer Sandberg, MSN, RN, owner of ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego. "We are happy to offer this combined option, alongside other flu and COVID-19 testing."

In addition to combo Flu + SARS rapid test, ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego also offers the rapid test for the flu alone, COVID-19 PCR testing, including non-invasive, saliva-based testing and antibody testing. The company performs testing by appointment at its location in addition to mobile service on-site for individuals, private groups, and businesses.

With COVID-19 vaccine becoming available, ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego is planning to serve as a vaccination provider for San Diego County.

Consumers and businesses can schedule flu and COVID-19 testing online.

About ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego

ARCpoint Labs of North San Diego is a full-service franchise of the national provider of accurate and confidential diagnostic testing for individuals, companies, legal and healthcare professionals. It has conducted drug/alcohol, DNA and blood testing for over 5 years and COVID-19 testing since April 2020. It collaborates with others in its network to provide nearly 100 locations across the country for businesses. Follow us: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter.

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Contacts

Hilary McCarthy
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774-364-1440