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Tests to detect swine flu - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son recently died from a diagnosis of pneumonia. We think it may have been swine flu. What kind of tests should have been done to rule out or comfirm that??
Doctor :   test for the swine flu confirmation is PCR analysis of the throat swab
User :   He was in the ER on a Thurs, evening and died on Sunday morn, Only thing done was a chest X ray
Doctor :   chest x-ray to confirm the diagnosis of the pneumonia
Doctor :   may i know with what symptoms was he admitted to ER
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