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Influenza virus PCR

Clinical Virology Laboratory


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

NCBID Wallaceville

Test name

Influenza virus PCR


Influenza A & B virus (family: Orthomyxoviridae; Genus: influenza A & B; Influenza A subtypes: AH1, AH3, AH5, AH7, AH9)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample 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

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