PCR Influenza

PCR Influenza

Test Name:  

PCR Influenza

Alternate Name (s):  

Influenza A/B PCR

Laboratory Module:  

Microbiology

Ordering Mnemonic:  

PCR INF

Specimen Type:   

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Collection Container:  

Nasopharyngeal Swab

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Collection Information:  

Sources:

Nasopharyngeal Swab

Nasopharyngeal Aspirate

Test Schedule:  

 

Turnaround Time:  

Routine

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Reference Interval:  

 

Critical Values:  

 

Lab Process Notes :  

 

Storage & Transport:  

If after hours and no call-back is initiated the specimen should be stored at room temperature in the STAT container.

Test Referred to :   

Public Health Laboratory

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Updated March 12, 2013

 
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