Influenza A, B and RSV, Rapid PCR

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General Information

Lab Name
Rapid Influenza A, B, RSV PCR
Lab Code
FABRMC
Epic Ordering
Influenza A/B & RSV by Rapid PCR
Description

This assay tests for the presence of influenza types A and B and respiratory syncytial virus.

Test availability is limited by reagent supplies. Orders may be changed to alternative, but medically comparable tests, without notification, e.g. changing the FABRMC to FLURSV. Turn-around time and applicable CPT codes may be impacted.

Synonyms
influenza A-Rapid, influenza B-Rapid, influenza PCR-Rapid, respiratory syncytial virus-Rapid
Components

Interpretation

Method

real-time RT-PCR

Reference Range
See individual components

Ordering & Collection

Specimen Type
Nasopharyngeal Flocked swab, with flexible minitip, UTM
Collection

Flocked nasopharyngeal (NP) swab in UTM (Univeral Transport Medium)

See order code FLURSV for information on testing of other specimen types.

Handling Instructions

Send to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Quantity
requested: NP swab in UTM
minimum: NP swab in UTM

Processing

Processing

Processing, all sites: Log as FLURSV and send to Virology. FABRMC only performed onsite in hospital labs with director or microbiology fellow approval.

Store specimen at 2 - 8 °C. DO NOT FREEZE

HMC SPS: Deliver to Microbiology as STAT on receipt.

Stability: Specimen in UTM is stable for up to 24 hours when stored at room temperature or for up to 7 days when stored at 2 - 8°C.

Transport Temperature

Performance

LIS Dept Code
Serology (SR)
Performing Location(s)
HMC Microbiology
UW-NW Main Lab
UW-MT Microbiology
Frequency
Run upon receipt
Available STAT?
No

Billing & Coding

CPT codes
87631
LOINC
78922-2