Department of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine

Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308
Laboratory
Ph: (330) 543-8573
Fax: (330) 543-3659

LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION


PATIENT INFO
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PHYSICIAN INFO
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TESTS REQUESTED
Test Name: ICD9 Code: (required)
1. Influenza DFA   
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SPECIMEN INFO
Collection Date & Time:
Collected By:
Test Information for Influenza DFA
CPT Code: 87275, 87276

Specimen Type: Nasal Washings, or 2 FLOCKED NPH swabs

Tube Type/Collection Container: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 1.5 mL wash or aspirate in sterile container plus 0.5 mL wash or aspirate in viral transport medium (M4) OR Flocked NPH swabs: send one swab in culturette and one swab broken off into viral transport medium (M4).

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, non sterile container or incorrect swab (do not use NPH wire swab), QNS, or no portion of specimen in M4 medium for back-up Respiratory Virus Isolation.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: DFA

Special Instructions: Specimens in M4 must be sent on ice ASAP to lab. Specimens MUST contain respiratory epithelial cells. Respiratory Virus Isolation is performed if rapid is negative or contains insufficient respiratory cells for direct stain. A negative result does not rule out viral infection. Positive results will be called.

TAT: 24 hours


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

Additional Info: Reference Range: Negative for Influenza A and Influenza B virus

Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Cindy Maurer at (330)543-8689.

SHIP TO:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
CCL
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308


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