If your child is experiencing any severe or concerning symptoms, seek medical attention right away instead of ordering this test, especially if your child:
- Has a fever that is accompanied by a rash
- Has a temperature of 100.3°F or higher for more than 48 hours, or a temperature of 102.2°F despite using fever-reducing medications
- Appears ill or is acting unusual or less active than normal
- Has had less appetite than normal over the past 48 hours
This test is not intended for children with chronic illnesses (such as asthma, kidney disease, heart conditions, sickle cell disease, etc.). Please follow-up with your child’s healthcare provider for additional information about testing.