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Influenza A/B by RT-PCR

Lab Section:  Virology  
Lab Location:  Main Lab
Test ID: LAB8467 
Methodology: Real-time TaqMan PCR
Schedule: Daily
Reported: 6 hours to 1 day for routine orders
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport medium.
Viral Transport Media also acceptable.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.
BAL in a sterile container and tissue in VTM also acceptable.

Notes: 

Included in Respiratory Virus PCR Panel [LAB3444]

Tests in this Panel: 
Test NameReference Interval
Influenza A RT-PCR [LRR17270]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 Days - 999 Years Any Not Detected
Influenza B RT-PCR [LRR18882]
Age Limit Sex Normal Range
0 Days - 999 Years Any Not Detected
CPT Code(s): 87798
Last Changed: 01/05/2017 14:40:08