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Influenza A/B Ag

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
FLUAG VIR1
Specimen Type:
NPH flocked swab processed in Sofia Reagent Tube
Tube Type:
1 NPH flocked swab in Reagent Tube provided in Sofia Test Kit
Collection Volume:
1 NPH flocked swab in Sofia Reagent tube.
Cause for Rejection:
Dry swab received in laboratory not processed in Reagent Tube prior to transport to the Laboratory. Incorrect swab used for collection (e.g. wire swab). Specimen received in viral transport medium (VTM).
Storage:
Room Temperature
Availability:
Daily 24/7
Methodology:
Immunofluorimetric Assay
Special Instructions:
Collect NPH swab specimen using standard respiratory swab collection processes. Process swab in the Reagent Tube (refer to SWI on myKidsnet). After processing in the Reagent Tube according to SWI, label and transport to the laboratory for testing as soon as possible (do not use pneumatic tube system). Do NOT send dry swab specimen to the laboratory for testing. Processing in the Reagent Tube is required prior to transport.
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