October 9, 2009 1:04 PM Subscribe
Did the hospital save my blood samples and could they be retested? Would swine flu cause a positive test for regular flu?
posted by WeekendJen to health & fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In March I was in the hospital for 7 days with an undiagnosed virus. In April the swine flu was identified and the county I reside in had the highest # of infections in my state and my town's schools closed for 2 days due to student infections. While in the hospital I tested negative for regular flu, but was not tested for swine flu becuase it was not a known issue yet. So if I had swine flu, would my regular flu test have come back positive? If not, is there any chance the hospital would have saved any of my exorbitant amount of blood samples and could those samples be retested? If I gave a new sample, would that test positive for swine flu fighting blood particles (or, um, whatever fights viruses) now that I am recovered?
Thanks for any help!