Influenza A/B & RSV PCR MGH Order Code: FLUABR
    Site
MGH
    System
SUNQUEST LAB
    Epic Lab Code
LAB3010
    Local Code
FLUABR
    Specimen
MISC
    Container
Flocked swab
    Collection Instructions
Preferred specimen types are a nasal or nasopharyngeal (NP) COPAN Flocked Nylon swab transported in a 3 mL UTM tube.
Other respiratory specimens (i.e. BAL, lung wash, bronchial wash, sputum and tracheal aspirate) are acceptable. Submit specimens in a sterile container.

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    Turnaround Time
3-6 hours
    Order Message
Influenza A/B & RSV PCR test is ONLY performed on inpatients, emergency room patients and immunocompromised outpatients.
    Test Usage
Rapid detection of infection with  Influenza A & B virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).
    Department
Micro (genlab)
    Methodology
Cepheid Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV Multiplex RT-PCR Assay
    Cost
$$$$
    Rejection Criteria
Pleural fluid, culturette swabs or non-respiratory specimens are not acceptable.
    Send Out
No
    Last Update
10/29/2018 17:39:55