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Test Code SQ FLUABG, EPIC LAB924 Rapid Influenza A + B by FIA

Important Note

This testing is only available at the following Unitypoint Health - Meriter Clinics: Deforest, McKee, Middleton, Monona, and West Washington.

Methodology

Immunofluorescence to detect influenza virus nucleoproteins.  This allows for the detection of influenza A and influenza B antigens

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Nasopharyngeal Swab in Universal Viral Transport media or M5

Nasopharyngeal Aspirate/Wash in Universal Viral Transport media or M5

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient or Refrigerated for 72 hours

 

Reference Values

Negative for Influenza A and B

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code

87804 x2