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Influenza/RSV rapid antigen (Pediatric only)

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Test Description
Influenza/RSV rapid antigen (Pediatric only)
Synonym(s)

Rapid Flu, Influenza A + B, Flu A, Flu B, Rapid Flu, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Rapid RSV, RSV Antigen

Test ID
FLURSVAG
General Information

Rapid Detection of Flu A+B and RSV by rapid chromatographic immunoassay for patients less than 19 years of age. The Influenza A+B and RSV FIA employs immunofluorescence to detect viral nucleoprotein antigens from the nasopharyngeal swab.

Container Type

NP swab:  Submit swab in 1 mL Saline
Nasopharyngeal wash:  Submit sample in sterile container

Specimen Type

Nasopharyngeal swab, Nasopharyngeal wash or aspirate

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Break swab into saline tube. Refrigerate.

Additional Processing Details

Refrigerate for up to 24 hours

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Stability

Room temp: 4 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Frozen, incorrect transport media, delayed in transport

Department (code)

Microbiology

Methodology

Chromatographic immunoassay

Estimated TAT

4-24 hours

Testing Schedule

Mon-Sat

Test Includes

Flu A Antigen
Flu B Antigen
RSV Antigen

CPT Code(s)

87804
87804-59
87807

Additional Information

This test is suitable for the pediatric population (less than 19 years of age) only. Performance characteristics have not been established for use with patients older than 19 years of age.

Minimum Sample Volume

Saline 1mL

Reference Range

Negative

Performing Lab

Inycte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)

33535-6
68966-1