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Influenza virus antiviral susceptibility

Health testing

Testing will be performed only by request from a clinical microbiologist/virologist or infectious diseases consultant. Request form must include relevant clinical details and state the clinician who has approved the test.


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Influenza virus antiviral susceptibility


Influenza A & B virus (family: Orthomyxoviridae; Genus: influenza A & B)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Viral culture isolates and/or clinical specimens. (Please provide as much detailed clinical information as possible)

Media requirements

Viral culture media and/or viral transport medium

Pre-transport requirements

5 ± 3°C within 24 hours

Transport requirements

5 ± 3°C within 24 hours

How results reported

Report will state influenza antiviral susceptibility result for the referred viral isolate or specimen

Referral link