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Influenza A

Tube type

Big Ben inactivated MTM &COPAN E-swab media

Test Includes

Flu A;Flu

Order code


Available stat?



Flu A, Flu

Preferred sample

Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP-Swab); Nasal Swab;

Minimum volume

1.0 mL

Special handling/ Processing

Keep refrigerated upon collection and during transport

Sample stability

3 days refrigerated (4°C)


Keep specimen on cold pack

Test frequency

Daily (Mon - Sat)

Causes for rejection

Specimen received outside of optimal stability window; QNS; Improper collection device; No swab in sample (if applicable)

Reference range

Possible critical values

Not Applicable

CPT Code


Multiplex RT-PCR



Additional Information

This test was also included in GLML Respiratory Panel by RT-PCR (5850) and Covidplus Flu Panel (5750)

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