|Last Updated: March 21, 2019 @ 9:13 am|
Influenza A/B DFA
|Stability:||Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable|
|Interpretive Data:||Please see report for interpretive data.|
A negative (None Detected) result does not rule out the presence of viral infections. It is recommended to be confirmed with viral culture, especially in symptomatic patients. Sensitivity of the DFA methodology is dependent upon the adequacy of the specimen (e.g., number of respiratory epithelial cells).