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Test Code FLUNP Influenza Virus Type A and Type B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Nasopharyngeal Swab

Useful For

Rapid and accurate detection of influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus in a single test for nasopharyngeal swab specimens

Reporting Name

Influenza A/B and RSV, PCR, NP Swab

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Supplies: Nasopharyngeal Swab (rayon mini-tip swab) (T515)

Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal swab

Container/Tube: Sterile container with viral transport media

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect specimen by swabbing back and forth over mucosa surface to maximize recovery of cells.

2. Swab must be placed in viral transport media (for example, M5 media).


Specimen Minimum Volume

Nasopharyngeal swab submitted in minimum volume of 0.3 mL of viral transport media (eg, M5)

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, dry swab, or transport swab containing gel

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

87631

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FLUNP Influenza A/B and RSV, PCR, NP Swab In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SS019 Specimen Source 31208-2
35975 Influenza A, PCR In Process
35976 Influenza B, PCR In Process
35977 Respiratory Syncytial Virus, PCR 40988-8

Method Name

Multiplex Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).