Influenza Type A and B and RSV RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time RT-PCR

Supply #OF06 - Sputum Collection Tube

Test code: 16086

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

Collection Guide: 

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)

Specimen stability
  • 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.