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Influenza A/B, rapid antigens

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB924

 

Synonyms: 

Influenza Antigen, Rapid

Methodology: 

Lateral Flow Immunochromatography

Schedule: 

Seasonal, when moderate to high influenza prevalence

Reported: 

1 hour

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: No minimum volume indicated. Collect Nasopharyngeal swabs in Viral Transport Media
Transport: Deliver immediately to laboratory.

 

Notes: 

Performs best in very young children. More rapid, but less sensitive than other methods. If used during periods of low influenza prevalence, false positive results will predominate.

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87804x2

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 10:51:22 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 10:51:30 AM