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Lab Test Dictionary

Influenza A/B and RSV

Methodology

PCR (LIAT)


Synonyms

Flu A; Flu B; RSV

Specimen Type

NP Swab

Performing Lab

RCHSD Microbiology


Epic ID

LAB06013

Lab Test Days

As Received

Standard TAT

2-3 Hours

Stat TAT

within 1 hour of receipt


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in Viral Transport Mediu (VTM)

Container Type

Viral Media

Collection Instructions

Insert swab into posterior nasopharynx and rotate; repeat with other nostril. Place swab in viral transport media (VTM) and transport to lab ASAP. Must collect NP swab only.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 4 Hours; Refrigerated: 72 Hours; Frozen: >72 Hours

Rejection Criteria

Leaked specimen; Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen; Nasal swab

Test Volume Required

Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in Viral Transport Mediu (VTM)

Minimum Test Volume

Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in Viral Transport Mediu (VTM)

Processing Instructions

Receive specimen in lab and deliver promptly to Micro bench staff. DO NOT leave in Micro bucket.


Included Tests

Influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV.


CPT Codes

87631


Revised

5/17/24

Initials

SA