INFLUENZA A VIRUS H1/H3 SUBTYPING BY PCR

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL bronchial aveolar lavage (BAL) (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a sterile IATA-approved screw-capped plastic container.

Alternate Specimen
Fluid: nasal wash, pleural fluid in sterile container or in viral transport media.
Swab: nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport media.

Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeIVPCR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87502
LOINC Codes
Influenza A Virus Subtyping Source   31208-2  
Influenza A Virus Subtyping by PCR   34487-9  

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