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Test Code FLUABG Rapid Influenza A/B Antigens, LAB924


Detection of Antigen by Rapid Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Nasopharyngeal Swab

1. Submit nasopharyngeal swab (flocked swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM)).  Collection kits available from the laboratory upon request.  NOTE: Calcium alginate swabs are not acceptable.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

NOTE: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.



Reference Values


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87804 x 2