Test Catalog

Test

Code
U709
Name
FLU A/B PCR
Description

Alternative Names: U709, Influenza A & B PCR, Flu A & B PCR, Flu A / B PCR
Includes: Influenza A RNA, Influenza B RNA
Sample Type: Synthetic fiber swab (Sample: nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal)
Preferred Container: Viral Transport Media or Universal Transport Media
Alternate Container: Screw cap tubes with 1 mL sterile saline (containing synthetic fiber, non-wooden shaft swab)
Handling Instructions: Specimen MUST be individually bagged. Refrigerated. Frozen (and transported in dry ice); if it takes more than 72 hours to get to the lab
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 1 week (-20 degrees) or 1 month (-70 degrees)
Testing Frequency: Sunday-Saturday
Expected Turn Around Time: 1-3 days
CPT Codes: 87636