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Influenza A/B Ag

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
FLUAG VIR1
Specimen Type:
1 FLOCKED NPH swab or Nasal Washings
Tube Type:
Culturette or Specimen container
Collection Volume:
1 NPH swab or Nasal wash 1.5 mL wash in sterile container.
Cause for Rejection:
incorrect swab
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily 24/7
Methodology:
Immunofluorimetric Assay
Special Instructions:
1 NPH swab. Send swab in culturette. We recommend a second NPH swab in M4viral transport medium in case follow-up testing may be required. Alternate specimen: Nasal wash: 1.5 mL wash in sterile container.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
2 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range: Influenza A / B Ag: Negative
CPT Code:
87804(x2)
Synonyms:
Rapid Influenza Antigen