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FLABR
INFLUENZA A & B RNA PCR

Test Code FLABR 
Test INFLUENZA A & B RNA PCR 
Methodology Real-time RT-PCR using influenza-specific probes. 
Description To detect and differentiate Influenza types A and B in respiratory tract specimens. 
Specimen NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB
Place specimen in viral transport medium. Send specimen refrigerated. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

LOWER NASAL SWAB: Submission is discouraged because test sensitivity is significantly reduced compared to nasopharyngeal collection. 

Reference Values Influenza A RNA not detected
Influenza B RNA not detected 
Analytic Time 1 Day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Mon-Fri, varies 
CPT Code(s) 87502