Item Value
Test name Rapid Influenza A/B/RSV RNA
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 1 day
In House Availability Daily, all shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Not detected
Container type Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
Amount to Collect 1 flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium
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.
Sample type Nasopharyngeal swab

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