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Test Code 80120 Influenza A & B, Direct Immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

Eisenhower Medical Center

Department

Transfusion Services

Method

Transfusion Services: Special Immunology - Microbiology

Specimen

Nasal, Nasopharyngeal Swab, Nasopharyngeal Washing

Specimen Containers

NASAL, NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB

NP Swab

NASOPHARYNGEAL WASHING

Sterile Container

Collection Volume

0.1

Specimen Handling

NASAL, NASOPHARYNGEAL WASHING
Acceptable specimens include fresh or frozen nasopharyngeal washes, aspirates, and swabs as well as tracheal aspirates. Nasopharyngeal washes and aspirates, however, have been shown to be superior to swabs and are the specimens of choice. Nasal swabs are rejected.

Collection Instructions

NP Wash or NP Swab

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Stability Times and Temperature

2 Days at REFRIGERATED, 7 Days at FROZEN

Reference Ranges

INFLUENZA A & B, DIRECT IMMUNOASSAY

Gender: Both

Age Range: 0 - 999 Years

Normal Range: Negative

Analyte

Influenza A

Influenza B