Influenza Type A and B and RSV RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time RT-PCRMain Content
Test code: 16086
CPT code(s): 87631
Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (rt-pcr)
Reference range(s): Not detected
Alternative name(s): Flu A/B,RSV, Influenza virus A/B RNA, QL Real Time PCR
Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory developed test (LDT) . This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Focus Diagnostics. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test. This test is performed pursuant to a license agreement with Roche molecular systems, Inc.
Clinical significance: This test is used to determine the presence of Influenza A or B in a patient's specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.
Additional Preferred Specimen: Nasal swab with VCM medium
Supply: OF06 - Sputum Collection Tube
Preferred specimen(s): 0.85 ml nasopharyngeal, bronchial, or tracheal lavage/wash or sputum respiratory samples in a sterile leak-proof container.
Instructions: Collect 0.85 mL in a sputum collection kit or a sterile, plastic container with a leak-proof cap.
Alternative specimen(s): 0.85 ml nasopharyngeal, bronchial, or tracheal lavage/wash or sputum respiratory samples in a sterile leak-proof container.
Transport container: Leak-proof container
Transport temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs)
- Room temperature: 48 hours
- Refrigerated: 7 days
- Frozen: 30 days
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.
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