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INFLUENZA AB RSV PCR

Mnemonic

INFLRSV PCR

Synonym

RSV INFLUENZA AB PCR

Includes

Influenza A, Influenza B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Nasal pharyngeal (NP) swab, nasal aspirate, or nasal wash

Handling

NP swab should be in 2-3 mL of M4 transport medium. Nasal washes and aspirates should be in a clean leak proof container.

Transport

Room Temperature (15-28ºC) or Refrigerated (2-8ºC)

Rejection Criteria

Non-nasal specimens, leaking respiratory traps, specimens past stability

Stability

Room Temperature (15-28ºC): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8ºC): 72 hours; Frozen (-70ºC): 1 month

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week, 24 hours a day

Reported

1 hour from receipt in lab for ED specimens, 6 hours from receipt in lab for inpatient specimens, 24 hours for outpatients.

Method

RT-PCR

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative for Influenzae and RSV

Comments

For more information, please see Respiratory Virus Testing Options

CPT Codes

87631

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:52:37 AM


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