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Rapid Influenza A/B/RSV RNA

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P372
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Daily, all shifts
Method Real-time PCR
Collection Instructions Nasopharyngeal swab: Use flocked swab/Universal Transport Medium for collection. Insert swab into the nostril, gently rotating the swab inward until resistance is met at the level of the turbinates. Rotate the swab a few times against the nasopharyngeal wall (approximately 10 sec) and then withdraw swab. Insert swab into container with Universal Transport Medium. Break end of swab so top of vial can be screwed on securely. Appropriately label specimen and send to the laboratory.
Container type Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
Amount to Collect 1 flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium
Sample type Nasopharyngeal swab
Preferred volume 1 flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium
Min. Volume 1 flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium
UCSF Rejection Criteria Specimens other than nasopharyngeal swabs, incorrect container type (see 'Additional information')

More than one specimen per day
Normal range Not detected
Critical value Positive results on inpatients and patients currently in the Emergency Department
Stability Refrigerated 24 hours, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 1 day
Additional information Samples other than NP swabs are not validated for the the PCR testing. Therefore if samples other than NP swab are received the order will be converted to an Respiratory Virus panel PCR (test code P350) and that test will be performed an billed for.
CPT coding 87631
LOINC code 77022-2, 76078-5,76080-1
Last Updated 3/27/2017 5:28:50 PM
Entry Number 1506
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