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Published on February 16, 2018

Influenza A and B Screen 

SIM

13568 

CPT

87804x2 

Synonyms

Flu A & B 

Specimen Type

Nasal swab collected using a Copan Flocked Swab-distributed by the Lab 

Container

1 copan flocked swab

Collection Instructions

Insert the swab into one nostril, rotate the swab 2 times while inside the nostril, withdraw and place the swab in a sterile container.

Volume

n/a

Additional Information

A negative test result does not exclude infection with influenza A and B.  Therefore, the results obtained with the Influenza A and B Test should be used in conjunction with clinical findings to make an accurate diagnosis.

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Test should be completed within 1 hour of collection.

Transport Requirements

Room temperature

Specimen Stability

Swabs = 1 hour Room Temperature 

Rejection Criteria

•  Swabs in gel
•  Calcium alginate swabs
NP swabs or nasal washes should not be used.

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

Influenza A & B 

Methodology

Rapid Chromatographic Immunoassay 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2-16-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on February 16, 2018

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