H1N1

Meta-Analysis of 29233 patients, spanning 78 clinical trials among hospitalized patients over a 5 year period confirms:
Swine Flu related mortality can worsen with each day’s delay in treatment. Oseltamivir treatment works best when given within first 2 days of symptom onset. Hence, prompt and early diagnosis of swine flu and early treatment can save many lives: (Lancet).

Health authorities have categorized H1N1 patients as follows:

Category A (ideal for influenza screening) Category B Category C
Not Required Required Certainly Required
Symptoms Mild fever, cough and sore throat, body ache, headache, nausea and diarrhoea High grade fever, cough and sore throat, body ache, headache, nausea and diarrhoea in the high-risk category (children with mild illness, pregnant women, persons over 65, patients with lung, liver, heart, kidney, blood or neurological diseases or have been on long-term cortisone therapy) Symptoms of category A and B.

Breathlessness, chest pain, drowsiness, fall in blood pressure, sputum mixed with blood, bluish discolouration of nail.

Children with influenza-like illness, high and persistent fever, inability to feed, convulsions & difficulty in breathing

Lab Tests Influenza screening by RT-PCR H1N1 testing by RT- PCR H1N1 testing by RT- PCR

Suburban Diagnostics, Your Trusted Partner in Diagnostic Solutions, offers CDC recommended H1N1 testing. Also available Influenza screening by RT-PCR

H1N1 testing at Suburban Diagnostics
Test Code Sample Type Method Cut-off Turn Around Time (TAT)
PATH007179 Throat swabs and/ or nasal swabs Real Time RT PCR Sample by 9 am* Same Day, 6 pm
Influenza screening at Suburban Diagnostics
Test Code Sample Type Method Cut-off Turn Around Time (TAT)
PATH007148 Throat swabs and/ or nasal swabs Real Time RT PCR Sample by 9 am* Same Day, 6 pm