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Test Code FLURSVPCR Influenza A/B and RSV PCR

Important Note

Potentially interfering exogenous substances in the nasopharynx may include, but are not limited to: blood, nasal secretions or mucus, and nasal and throat medications used to relieve congestions, nasal dryness, irritation, or asthma and allergy symptoms.

Additional Codes

MLAB: Flu/RSV rPCR

Powerchart: Influenza A B and RSV Panel PCR

Epic: Influenza AB/RSV PCR [LAB5116]

MA Cerner: Influenza A/B & RSV rPCR

Test Method

Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (rtPCR)
 

 

Specimen Requirement

Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen is required.
 

Additional Specimen Collection Information

The specimen should be collected as soon as possible after the clinical onset of disease. Highest viral titers are present during the acute illness. Nasal collection kit supplies are distributed by the hospital laboratory sites. Specimens in Viral Transport Media can be stored at room temperature up to 24 hours and refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to seven days.

  1. Collect the specimen using the COPAN FLOQ swab in the Xpert Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection Kit.
  2. Remove the cap from the Xpert Viral Transport Medium tube.
  3. Insert the swab into the tube.
  4. Break the swab shaft by bending it against the tube wall.
  5. Replace the cap and close tightly.
  6. Label with appropriate patient information.

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Value

Influenza A: Negative
Influenza B: Negative
RSV: Negative

CPT Code Information

87631 - Respiratory virus, multiple types or subtypes, 3-5 targets

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of Influenza A and B and RSV.

LOINC

85476-0 Influenza virus A and B and Respiratory syncytial virus RNA panel - Upper respiratory specimen by Probe and target amplification method.