With all the viruses going around this winter, it’s nearly impossible to know if your sniffles are part of a common cold or something more severe.

At GoDiagnostic – known as GoDx – our rapid turnaround testing services can help answer the question for you and help determine if you need to see a doctor for treatment or be extra cautious around friends and family members.

Sometimes, it’s just a cold and you can power through with some chicken soup and a decongestant. But this winter, there is a “tripledemic” of respiratory illnesses going around. That’s why testing is a smart first step. Doctors are seeing plenty of these three illnesses at the moment:

RSV: Most commonly associated with young children and babies, Respiratory Syncytial Virus is highly contagious and can lead to hospitalization. It can be particularly dangerous for babies.

GoDx offers testing for children under the age of 5, with results in 30 minutes. The results help you know whether you should reach out to your pediatrician, look for danger signs such as troubled breathing and if your child should stay home from daycare so it isn’t spread to friends or caregivers.

Flu: The influenza virus is also highly contagious, so having an early diagnosis and prompt treatment is key. Our testing for both strains A and B will give you the information you need to know whether to reach out to your doctor to begin antiviral therapy. Ideally started within the first 48 hours of symptoms, this medication can reduce the length of your illness.

COVID-19: Unfortunately, it’s still here. We might not hear about COVID as often anymore, but hundreds of Americans continue to die from it each day. That’s why we offer highly sensitive rapid PCR tests for patients over one year old that can tell you quickly if you are positive so you can begin protecting your loved ones. Our tests can detect Covid-19 far sooner than an at-home test.

There is medication to help you recover from COVID, but they need to be taken within five days of the first symptom so quick and accurate testing is key. If you are exposed to COVID, get tested at least five days later, monitor for symptoms, and wear a mask around others in your home and in public indoor spaces for 10 days, even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

Our tests are performed at your vehicle and are completed within five minutes. Results can be ready as soon as 30 minutes. For an added fee, a clinician can come to your location to conduct the test. Group discounts are available.

Beyond testing for seasonal illness, GoDx offers year-round travel testing, with lab reports valid for international travel within two hours. We also provide a discreet, confidential 14-panel drug testing with results in 30 minutes.

For more information or to schedule a test, visit www.godiagnostic.com.