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Influenza A/B PCR
Lab code: ABH1
Test Synonyms:
Influenza A/B PCR
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Special nylon flocked swabs and 3 ml UTM transport tubes are available in the Microbiology Lab. Do not use culturettes.
Result Time:
3-6 hours   Cost: $$$$
Reference Interval:
Important Information:
Preferred specimen types are nasal or nasopharyngeal nylon flocked swabs transported in 3 mL UTM tubes, nasal washing or nasal aspirate received in a sterile specimen container. Other respiratory specimens (i.e. BAL, lung washes, bronchial washes, sputum, and tracheal aspirates) are acceptable. NOTE: Pleural fluid, culturette swabs or Non-Respiratory Specimens are unacceptable for testing.
Additional Resources:
INPATIENT Collection Instructions