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Epic Test Name INFLUENZA A, B and RSV PCR
Synonyms Flu, Rapid Flu test, swine flu
Specimen Requirements 
Container Sterile plastic container for Nasal wash,M4 viral transport with flocked swab for Nasopharyngeal specimens.
Specimen Type Nasal wash or Nasopharyngeal aspirates/swab
Preferred Collection Volume 10 mL Nasal wash, Swab in M4 viral transport
Minimum Collection Volume 2 mL Nasal wash, Swab in M4 viral transport.
Collection Instructions Collect nasopharyngeal Swab and submit in M4 media.
Specimen Handling Nasal wash: store up to 24 hrs at 2-8 degrees; Nasopharyngeal Swab: 72 hrs at 2-8 degrees.
Rejection Criteria Leaking container, dry swabs, wood swabs, and calcium alginate swabs. Stability (collection to initiation of testing): ambient: 24 hrs; refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: unacceptable
Reference Range
CPT Code(s) 87400 x 2
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time<1 hr
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Microbiology
Updated/Reviewed 01/09/2018