Catalog Item Details

  TEST NAME Influenza PCR (MDL-3005)
  SECTION Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS Tissue (lung) Swab (Nasal, pharyngeal, or tracheal), tracheal washes, BAL Cloacal and oropharyngeal swabs from Avian

A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable


  SPECIES All
  PRICING $35.00
  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.


For additional testing to define the specific subtypes.

• DNA Sequencing (MLD-4040)


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