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Test Code FLUABG Rapid Influenza A/B Antigens, LAB924

Methodology

Detection of Antigen by Rapid Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Preferred:

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

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87804 x 2