What is Swine Flu? Swine Flu is a new strain of influenza virus that causes symptoms silimilar to the regular flu. Swine flu is highly contagious and spreads from one person to the other Risk Factors for Swine Flu Some people are at higher risk for becoming seriously ill if theyre infected with swine flu. These groups include: adults over age 65 children under 5 years old pregnant women people with chronic illnesses such as asthma , heart disease , Diabetes, or neuromuscular disease Swine Flu Test To Diagnose Swine flu, a swab from nose is taken and analysed to identify the type of virus.

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Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:H1N1-CH

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

  • Symptoms of swine flu in humans are similar to most influenza infections: fever (100 F or greater), cough, nasal secretions, fatigue, and headache.
  • The incubation period for the disease is about one to four days.
  • Swine flu is contagious about one day before symptoms develop to about five to seven days after symptoms develop; some patients may be contagious for a longer time span.
  • The disease lasts about three to seven days with more serious infections lasting about 9 to 10 days.

What is this test

H1N1 test is intended for the detection of Influenza A H1N1 virus (Swine Flu). Real Time PCR assay is based on the detection of 4 targets in the sample namely influenza A, H1 Influenza A, H1 Influenza A ( Subtype H1) & Human R Nase P gene which serves as a positive control for the presence of human nucleic acids.Pre-test Information: Valid Doctor's Prescription giving brief Clinical History. Form C is Mandatory for H1N1 test Booking.