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Influenza virus type A and type B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Influenza virus type A and type B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR
Synonym(s)

Flu, RSV, PCR

Test ID
FLURSVPCR
General Information

Multiplex PCR for the detection of influenza A, influenza B, and RSV in a single test

Container Type

Sterile container with viral transport media (VTM), universal transport media (UTM), or phosphate buffered saline (PBS)

Specimen Type

Nasopharyngeal swab in approved transport media:
• Remel M4, M4RT
• Copan UTM
• BD UTM
•PBS

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

• Collect specimen by swabbing back and forth over mucosa surface to maximize recovery of cells.
• Swab must be placed in 3 mL transport media

Stability

Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: 1 week

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

E-swab, Calcium alginate-tipped swab, Wooden swab, Dry swab, Transport swab containing gel

Methodology

Multiplex real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)

Estimated TAT

1-2 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Sunday

CPT Code(s)

87631

Additional Information

This test is specific for influenza A, influenza B, and RSV; therefore, the results do not exclude the possibility of infection with other respiratory viruses.

Minimum Sample Volume

1.0 mL

Reference Range

Not Detected

Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)

31208-2, 76078-5, 76080-1, 76089-2