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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

Remel Multi-Microbe Media (M4) is the primary transport media for Legacy Laboratory Services. Legacy will accept these other transport media:  Copan Universal Transport Medium (UTM-RT, BD Universal Viral Transport, Cepheid Xpert Viral Transport media and BD Universal Viral Transport for Quest Diagnostics.  

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, February 27, 2018 11:49:45 AM


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