CPT Code: 87804 (x2)|
Specimen Type: 1 FLOCKED NPH swab or Nasal Washings
Tube Type/Collection Container: Culturette or Specimen container
Collection Volume: 1 NPH Swab. Send swab in culturette. We recommend a second NPH swab in M4 viral transport medium in case follow-up testing may be required. Alternate specimen: Nasal wash: 1.5 mL wash in sterile container
Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, non- sterile container or incorrect swab (do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.
Availability: Daily 24/7
Methodology: Immunofluorometric assay
Special Instructions: NPH swab in culturette or Nasal wash used for Rapid Influenza test. Testing no longer automatically reflexes to Respiratory Virus Isolation (RVI). A second NPH flocked swab, broken off in M4 must be submitted along with a separate order for RVI requests. RVI's are not performed on specimens that are positive by the Rapid Influenza Ag Test. A negative result does not rule out viral infection. Positive results will be called.
TAT: 2 hours
Additional Info: Reference range : Influenza A/B Ag: Negative
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308