INFLUENZA A&B AG (QUALITATIVE)

Code
805.0660
Name
INFLUENZA A&B AG (QUALITATIVE)
Category
None
Department
Serology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
FLU A&B
CPT Codes
87804 (X2)
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Nasal Washing for children under 2 years of age
Nasopharangeal Swab for individuals > 2 years of age (Obtain Swab and transport kit from Lab)

Volume

Transport Info

Refrigerated
24 Hour stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Note: Nasal washing is preferred for Children under 2 years of age.

Swabs must be placed in Elution Solution or 500ul of Saline as soon as possible after collection.

Reference Range

Negative for Influenza A & B

Methodology

Immunochromatographic Assay

Clinical Significance

Used for Rapid differential diagnosis of Influenza A and B.

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