Name: Influenza A and B and RSV Detection
Test Name: Influenza A and B and RSV Detection
Health Link Test Code: HCFLURSV
LIS Test Code: FLURSV
CPT Code(s): 87631
Detection of Influenza A (including novel H1N1), Influenza B and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in respiratory specimens.
Days Performed: See Additional Information.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 day.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 2 hours.
Specimen: Nasopharyngeal Minitip swab (flocked swab)
Collection Container: UTM(Universal Transport Medium)
Obtain UTM from UWHC Central Services, item #4010148.
For best specimen integrity transport specimen to the laboratory on coolant pack.
Swabs other than nasopharyngeal flocked swabs are not acceptable.
Transport media received without a swab are not acceptable.
Refrigerated M4 or room temperature M4 (M4RT) are not acceptable.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Proper collection and transport of specimen is of critical importance in direct detection.
Refer to Nasopharyngeal Swab Collection for Respiratory PCR Testing for proper collection.
FluMist vaccine can result in a false positive PCR for influenza for up to 21 days after administration.
Positive influenza A and influenza B results on inpatients, including those from ED and subsequently admitted, will be called to ordering source.
Specimens should not be submitted for test of cure.
Do not order simultaneously with Respiratory Virus Panel with Bordetella, PCR (RVPBPCR).