Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Laboratory tests

Samples of fluids from your nose or throat can be tested for evidence of bird flu virus. These samples must be taken within the first few days after symptoms appear. Depending upon the type of test, results can take weeks or just a few hours.

Imaging tests

X-rays may be useful in assessing the condition of your lungs, which can help determine the proper diagnosis and the best treatment options for your signs and symptoms.

Jan. 26, 2013

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