At our Centre just in 20 minutes using your nose secretion (without taking your blood) we will determine whether you have an influenza or a virus of upper respiratory tract (known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or in general – cold).
The precision of our virus test is as high as 98 percent. Influenza A, B and RS virus are detected using a molecular test. This is the most advanced, accurate and comfortable virus test in Lithuania. Fast and painless!
Come, have a test and after 20 minutes you can have your test results and present them to your healthcare establishment or directly consult with the professionals of Medicine Diagnostics and Treatment Centre, who will prescribe the required treatment. You will protect yourself and children from the not indicated use of antibiotics when the disease cause is not clearly found an antibiotics are often prescribed aiming to prevent potential complications. Eventually, the antibiotic resistance is increasing. Take care about your health and maintain stronger immunity.
Viral respiratory tract diseases that are most commonly reported during the influenza season can cause severe complications, especially in small children and elderly people, with weakened immune system.
RSV is one of most commonly diagnosed infection of the lower respiratory tract, responsible for more than 60 percent of acute infections of the lower respiratory tract and for more than 80 percent infections in infants under the age of 1 year.
The precise diagnosis will lead to faster recovery and will allow to spare your health!
The test is recommended at the onset of disease not later than three days after the manifestation of the first symptoms of the disease.
Reservation is not required, just come to the Centre and contact the reception.
It is recommended to avoid using nasal sprays a couple of hours before the test.
Influenza test price
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
Why it is worth
to be examined at our Centre?
- The majority of rapid influenza tests are based on the immunoenzyme virus antigen detection technology which reliability is reaching 70-75 percent. The test we are offering is based on PCR method which is characterised by reliability reaching 98 percent.
- We are the first private healthcare establishment offering such test for the citizens of Lithuania.
- The test is carried out with the sample taken from patient's nasopharynx the test is painless and causes less discomfort than blood draw. Especially for ill children!
Good to know
Influenza virus risk groups usually include people suffering from chronic diseases, elderly patients, close association has been reported between influenza and death caused by stroke and myocardial infraction. Influenza causing severe fever is dangerous for pregnant woman, and more specifically for developing foetus.
|Influenza||Characteristic symptoms etc.||Cold|
|high(38 °C), lasting for 3–4 days||Fever||Absent or insignificant (about 37 °C)|
|Common and high||General weakness and fatigue||Sometime mild fatigue|
|Possible and often||Chills||Rare|
|Severe||Muscle pain||Not characteristic|
|Manifests frequwntly ans early, can be dry and sever, reaching a peak after 2-3 days.||Cough||Mild|
|Severe||Sore throat||From mild to moderate severity|
|Sometimes||Rhinitis (nose congestion)||Often happens|
|Infection transmission ways||The infection is transmitted from ill persons by talking, coughing and sneezing|
|Suuden (within 12 hours)||Onset of the symptoms||Gradual|
|6-7 days||Disease duration||3-4 days|
|Common, sever||Complications||Not characteristic|
The most threatening complications of influenza:
- pneumonia (lung inflammation);
- inflammation of heart muscle;
- myocardial infarction
The most effective influenza treatment is when the treatment starts within three days from the onset of the symptoms. During the first days of the disease the most effective are antiviral medicines, later symptomatic treatment is applied (warm liquids, medicines to alleviate nose congestion, etc.).
The person affected with influenza should have rest and stay in a bed. As this infection is very contagious, such home regimen will secure both the patient and surrounding people. Walking while having influenza usually ends up with complications and spread of infection between the colleagues, therefore you should act deliberately, stay at home and get treated.
- Your test results will be available in 20 minutes. You may get them at the reception or we will send them by e-mail, if you wish.
- For interpretation of the test results please contact the laboratory by telephone: (8 5) 247 64 17.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Blood TESTS do not show whether a person has influenza, as it is a viral disease. However many physicians prescribe blood tests aiming to reject the likelihood of bacterial infections, moreover it happens that the patient can be affected by both bacterial and viral infection. The influenza diagnosis can be confirmed or rejected by the influenza virus test using the nasopharynx secretion sample.
Influenza is a viral infection, thus antibiotic treatment is ineffective. Antibiotics are indicated to treat bacterial infections. It happens that a person concomitantly suffers from both influenza and bacterial infection, which is diagnosed on the basis of blood tests. The the physician prescribes antibiotics to treat bacterial infection rather than influenza. In case of influenza or other viral infections the antibiotic use does not improves condition, does not alleviate pain or control fever. If you want to avoid influenza, you should have timely vaccination and follow basic hygiene rules – wash your hands after being in the public places, ventilate rooms and avoid unnecessary contact with ill people.
Vaccination is the only effective measure against influenza. Influenza can develop in a vaccinated individual, however vaccination soothes the course of the disease and prevents complications. The immunity develops within two weeks after the vaccination.
No one has a natural immunity against influenza, the influenza virus is associated with annual mutations, thus the disease doe not result in immunity and a person can get infected with a newly developed strain of influenza virus in the next year. The virus usually affects young and absolutely healthy people. Unfortunately, healthy nutrition and consumption of vitamins as well as physical activity and conditioning will not help to fight influenza virus.
We recommend to remember the following effective prophylactic measures, which help to prevent influenza: wash your hands frequently, follow the coughing, sneezing etiquette, ventilate the rooms and wipe the touchable surfaces with wet duster regularly, ill people should stay at home and avoid contact with healthy persons, as well as stay away from public places.