EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Doctors’ offices and hospitals are busy with patients, and not just those with COVID.

“We’re in a season where people have very similar symptoms between Flu A and B, RSV or COVID and how do to tell what’s what,” said Heather Drake Bianchi, CEO of Drakos Clinical Laboratories and CineMedics.

The combination is referred to as the “triple-demic.” Drake Bianchi said the tests for all three are very similar. Her team at Drakos clinical laboratories is making at-home test kits available. You can choose one or get a kit with all of them.

She explained how the test kits work.

“For example, you would get multiple of these test cartridges. You would get two different swabs because you’re testing for two different things. And you would also receive this vial of liquid, which after you swab, you stick the vial in here, mix it up, put the cap on, assemble and drop into here and you wait 10 minutes for it to result,” said Drake Bianchi.

The test is the same for RSV. While anyone can get it, RSV is impacting children the most.

“Parents are sometimes the best ones to be obtaining a little nasal sample because it’s not a stranger that’s trying to stick a little Q-Tip up the kiddo’s nose,” Drake Bianchi explained.

If you test positive on one of the tests you can contact your doctor’s office and they can determine the best treatment.

“They can look up our CLIA number at any time,” Drake Bianchi said. “We’re also happy to speak with them. We’re also happy to send over an official copy of your laboratory result because they are laboratory-grade tests.”

The lab will be open on Thanksgiving, but appointments ARE needed. Walk-in appointments will resume on Nov. 25.

The cost varies depending on which test you get.

To learn more, click here.

You can also call Drakos Clinical Laboratories: (315) 632-6006 or pick up a test kit at Northeast Medical Center: 4000 Medical Center Drive, Ste. 108, Fayetteville, NY 13066.