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Rapid Influenza A & B antigen
Lab code: IABA
Test Synonyms:
Influenza A & B antigen
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Result Time:
6-12 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
Important Information:
Test is performed on OUTPATIENT specimens only. Preferred adult collection is a nasopharyngeal swab. Nasal wash or aspirates are also acceptable. Specimens for rapid influenza A & B testing that are received in the laboratory before 10 pm will have results available within 6 hours. Specimens received after 10 pm will have results available by 10 am the next day.
Additional Resources:
IMPORTANT! Click here for OUTPATIENT influenza specimen collection instructions