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What is RSV?
Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus, or RSV, is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States.
How are people tested for RSV?
A diagnostic test tells you if you have a current infection. At Kohll’s Rx, we use a nasopharyngeal swab.
Why get tested for RSV at Kohll’s Rx?
Kohll’s Rx offers Rapid RSV testing with no doctor’s appointment needed with results in as little as 30 to 60 minutes.
Should I wait for my test results?
If you elect to do so, you can wait, however, results will be texted to you.
What do my test results mean?
What does it mean to be RSV positive?
A positive result means that you likely have an RSV infection. Infants, young children and older adults may need treatment in the hospital if they are having trouble breathing or have lost too much fluid and become dehydrated. Treatment may include oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids.
Negative test results – No RSV detected. Negative results are presumptive and do not preclude RSV infection.
Will my insurance pay for this test?
No, insurance will not pay for the test.
How much does the test cost?
$85 will be due prior to specimen collection.
For in-person payments, cash is preferred.