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  TEST NAME Influenza PCR (MDL-3005)
  SECTION Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS (5 gm) Fresh Lung
Swabs (Nasal or Pharyngeal) (Cloacal or Oropharyngeal for Avian)
Washes (Tracheal or BAL)

A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable
  SPECIES All
  PRICING $36.00
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Spill-proof container, Viral transport media
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1-2 days
  TEST COMMENTS

This test detects all group A influenza viruses.


Swabs must be submitted in one of the following:

• 0.25 ml sterile saline

• Viral transport media

• Copan-Eswab™ system


A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable


Reported as Positive or Negative, Suspect with Ct values

  PROCEDURES Polymerase chain reaction
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Molecular Diagnostics