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Influenza A/B, Qualitative NAAT

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
IDFLU/VIR1
Specimen Type:
Nasopharyngeal swab
Tube Type:
1 NPH flocked swab (dry or placed in M4)
Collection Volume:
1 NPH flocked swab
Cause for Rejection:
Incorrect swab received (e.g. oropharyngeal or Eswab). Swab received in inappropriate transport media (not approved VTM such as M4 media). Swab/sample received beyond stability limits for testing.
Storage:
Direct NP swab: - Room Temp: 2 hours; 2-8°C (refrig.): up to 24 hours; NP swab in VTM: - Room Temp: 8 hours; 2-8°C (refrig): up to 24 hours
Availability:
24/7
Methodology:
Isothermal nucleic acid amplification.
Special Instructions:
Collect NPH swab specimen using standard respiratory swab collection processes. Label and transport to the laboratory for testing as soon as possible. Transport and store refrigerated at 2-8°C. If sample is placed in viral transport medium (VTM), do NOT use the pneumatic tube system. Alternatively, dry swabs can be sent using the pneumatic tube system.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
2 hours
CPT Code:
87502-QW
Synonyms:
Influenza; Flu
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