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Epic Code LAB3255 Influenza (Flu) A/B PCR

Important Note

  • Add-on Respiratory FilmArray (LAB3359) or RSV antigen (LAB495) testing requires a nasopharyngeal swab collected in UTM or saline transport media.
  • RSV antigen testing is intended for pediatric patients (less than 5 years of age).
  • Add-on COVID-19 PCR (LAB1230607) testing requires a nasopharyngeal or nares swab collected in UTM or saline transport media.

Test Name Alias

Flu A/B PCR | Influenza A/B Antigen, PCR | 156 | Flu AB PCR

Interface Order Alias

11594

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Description

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Comment

3-mL UTM/Swab set

UTM medium with regular flocked swab

652889/ITM-1140078  
Saline Collection Kit 138868/ ITM-1140814

 

Specimen Requirements

Submit only one of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal swab (NP) or Nares
Container/Tube: 3-mL UTM/Swab set (UTM medium with Regular Flocked Swab)) or saline collection kit
Collection Instructions:

  1. Tilt the head of the patient, gently insert the swab through one of the nostrils and into the nasal passage.
  2. Rotate the swab tip several times across the mucosal surface.
  3. Remove the swab and insert into the red top tube of viral transport medium (UTM) immediately.
  4. Push the swab into the tube and break the plastic shaft swab at the break line.
  5. Replace cap and screw on tightly.
  6. Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth)

 

Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal swab (NP) or Nares
Container/Tube: NP Dry Collection Kit or Nares Dry Collection Kit 
Collection Instructions:

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate or on ice (UTM)

Specimen Stability

UTM or Saline

Room Temperature: 8 hours

Refrigerated 4°C : 72 hours

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

 

Dry swab

Room Temperature: 1 hour

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 4 hours

Reference Range

Negative for Influenza A, B

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory (SHRL BW), Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory (BR), Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory (BL), Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory (GM), Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory (KL), Lakeview, MI

Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory (LH), Ludington, MI

Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory (PH), Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory (RC), Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory (UN), Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Laboratory (ZH), Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Rection (PCR)

CPT

87502

CDM Code

4148380, 4148381

Epic Test ID

1230100699

LOINC

Influenza A PCR: 34487-9

Influenza B PCR: 40982-1

 

Beaker LOINC

INFLUENZA A PCR: 34487-9
INFLUENZA B PCR: 40982-1

Mayo Access Code

SHO11594

Additional Information

As of 10/3/2017, Nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate is no longer an acceptable specimen type.

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: INFLUENZA A/B PCR
Beaker Display Name: Influenza (Flu) A/B PCR
BEAKER TEST NAME: INFLUENZA A/B PCR
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Influenza A/B PCR

Beaker Synonyms

INFLUENZA PCR|PCR FLU

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BW MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Acceptable)-Ambient
BW MICROBIOLOGY: UNIVERSAL TRANSPORT MEDIUM R (Acceptable)-Refrigerated
BL MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
BR MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
GM MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
KL MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
LH MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
PH MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
RC MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
UN MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient
ZH MICROBIOLOGY: DRY SWAB (Preferred)-Ambient