LIAT with reflex to ePlex
Flu A, Flu B, RSV
within 24 hours of receipt
1 hour for RSV/Influenza. 3 hours if reflex panel
Nasopharyngeal swab in Viral or Universal Transport Media (VTM or UTM)
Insert swab into posterior nasopharynx and rotate; repeat with other nostril. Place swab into separate Viral Transport Media. Transport to laboratory ASAP.
Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 1 month
Sources other than NP swabs, or swabs not immediately placed in viral media. Leaking specimens.
NP swab in Viral Transport media
Receive specimen in Main Lab, deliver to specimen to microbiology. If STAT, alert CLS of Rapid Influenza/RSV reflex RP panel.
Included TestsAdenovirus, Coronavirus, Human Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Flu A, Flu A H1, Flu A H1-2009, Flu A H3, Flu B, Paraflu 1-4, RSV A and B, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae