Most people wondering if they have the H1N1 swine flu will be diagnosed by their doctor, based on symptoms rather than a lab test. There are a few reasons testing is not routinely completed:
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is no longer tracking each case of swine flu.
- Doctors are familiar with symptoms of the flu and are able to make a diagnosis without a test.
- Treatment is the same whether you have the flu or have a viral respiratory infection.