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Influenza virus PCR

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Influenza virus PCR
Organisms Influenza A & B virus (family: Orthomyxoviridae; Genus: influenza A & B; Influenza A subtypes: AH1, AH3, AH5, AH7, AH9)
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required yes
Culture requirements Respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal aspirate, throat/nasal swab, bronchial wash, autopsy/biopsy, etc
Media requirements Viral transport media
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
How results reported Report will state PCR results for the specimen
Referral link Form