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Test ID NBLD0245 Influenza A DFA

Container Type

Sterile Container

Specimen Type/Requirements

Nasopharyngeal Washings

Nasopharyngeal aspirate

Specimen Volume

3.0 – 5.0 mL

Stability

Room Temperature: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: NA

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

Nasal and throat SWABS are NOT RECOMMENDED.
Using swabs for collection does not provide adequate number of exfoliated respiratory cells to perform the tests.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Immunofluorescence, Antigen Detection

 

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls

CPT

87276

Analytical Time

1 day