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Test ID FLUMS Influenza Virus Type A and Type B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Miscellaneous Sources

Useful For

Rapid and accurate detection of influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus in a single test

Method Name

Multiplex Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reporting Name

Influenza A/B and RSV, PCR, Misc

Specimen Type

Varies


Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Nasal or nasopharyngeal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

 

Specimen Type: Throat or nasal swab

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Sterile container with viral transport media

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect specimen by swabbing back and forth over mucosa surface to maximize recovery of cells.

2. Swab must be placed in viral transport media (for example, M4-RT, M4, or M5 media); BBL Culture Swab (T092) container includes a stabilizing media.

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal washing

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

 

Specimen Type: Bronchial washing or bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87631

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FLUMS Influenza A/B and RSV, PCR, Misc In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SS020 Specimen Source 31208-2
35980 Influenza A, PCR 34487-9
35981 Influenza B, PCR 40982-1
35982 Respiratory Syncytial Virus, PCR 40988-8

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

NY State Approved

No

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.