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RPS Adeno Virus Test


This diagnostic, in-office test is easy to administer, allowing for the rapid detection of the virus responsible for acute conjunctivitis, commonly known as 'pink eye.'


Also known as “acute conjunctivitis,” pink eye is an inflammation that can be caused by infections from bacteria or viruses. Pink eye can also be caused by allergies, eye injury or reaction to medication.

 

Performing the RPS Adenovirus test in office will assist the doctor in accurately diagnosing which form of pink eye you may have since the symptoms are very similar, regardless of whether it caused by an allergy, virus or bacteria.

 

What are the symptoms of pink eye?

 

  • Eye redness 
  • Swollen, red eyelids
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Tearing
  • Eyelash matting or crusting
  • Foreign body sensation (feeling as if something is in the eye)

 

Is pink eye contagious?

 

Yes. Pink eye can be highly contagious and may easily spread through many of our daily activities as well as close contacts. Depending on the type of pink eye, isolation may be necessary to stop the spread of infection to others.

 

  • Viral pink eye: Typically lasts from 7-21 days. The viral form of pink eye remains contagious until the eye is no longer red or producing excess tears.
  • Bacterial pink eye: The contagious phase of bacterial pink eye lasts from the time symptoms appear until there is no more discharge from the eye. This is typically just a few days, or until 24 hours after taking a prescription antibiotic.
  • Alllergic pink eye: This type of pink eye is not contagious