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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information

 

ESwab of NP or aspirate

 

Influenza Rapid Screen

 

Alternative name(s)

 

Lab section

Microbiology

 

 

When performed

24 hours / 7 days

 

 

When reported

24 hours / 7 days

 

 

 

 

 

LIS code:

IRS

EPIC Code:

INFLUENZA RAPID SCREEN

 

 

Important notes:

Nares swab may provide inadequate sample. Preferred sample is Nasal or nasopharyngeal swab or NP aspirate/washing.

Rejection criteria:

Swab must not be submitted in gel, Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen

Transportation notes:

within 2hr RT

Transportation devices:

Specimen preparation:

 

 

 

MCL Web resources

Specimen packaging pages

Reference lab 


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Last revised 10/20/2014