Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 11, 2019 @ 10:13 am


Influenza A/B RNA (Rapid-Molecular)

  • Nasal Secretions in Culturette-Dry Transport Swab
  • Nasal Secretions in Culturette-Dry Transport Swab. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • To collect a nasal swab sample, carefully insert the swab into the nostril exhibiting the most visible drainage, or the nostril that is most congested if drainage is not visible. Using gentle rotation, push the swab until resistance is met at the level of the turbinates (less than one inch into the nostril). Rotate the swab several times against the nasal wall then slowly remove from the nostril.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Specimen collected on Calcium Alginate, Nasopharyngeal, and Puritan Purflock Ultra flocked swabs are unacceptable.
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 1 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Nicking Enzyme Amplification Reaction
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87502
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
  • 2693 - INFLUENZA A RNA
  • 2694 - INFLUENZA B RNA
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