Flu with COVID-19

Flu, Fluvid, Mini-resperatory panel
TEST CODE
CRA637
CPT
87637, U0003, 87502, 87634
Expected
Turnaround Time
Within 1 Day

Specimen Requirements

Specimen
Nasal swab or Oropharyngeal (Throat) swab or Nasopharyngeal swab in Universal transport medium
Volume
2 mL
Container
MedSchenker STM
Preparation
Nasal swab specimen collection: Insert a swab into the nostril until the resistance is met at turbinate. Gently rotate and leave the swab in place for a few seconds to absorb secretions. Use the same swab in both the nostrils. Place the swab in the collection tube, snap it at the breakpoint and close the tube tightly to prevent leakage. Oropharyngeal (Throat) swab specimen Collection: Insert swab into the posterior pharynx and tonsillar areas. Rub swab over both tonsillar pillars and posterior oropharynx and avoid touching the tongue, teeth, and gums. Nasopharyngeal swab specimen Collection: Insert minitip swab with a flexible shaft (wire or plastic) through the nostril parallel to the palate (not upwards) until resistance is encountered or the distance is equivalent to that from the ear to the nostril of the patient, indicating contact with the nasopharynx. Swab should reach depth equal to distance from nostrils to outer opening of the ear. Gently rub and roll the swab. Leave swab in place for several seconds to absorb secretions. Slowly remove swab while rotating it. Specimens can be collected from both sides using the same swab, but it is not necessary to collect specimens from both sides if the minitip is saturated with fluid from the first collection. If a deviated septum or blockage create difficulty in obtaining the specimen from one nostril, use the same swab to obtain the specimen from the other nostril.
Stability
Room Temperature, 7 days
Storage Instructions
Room Temperature

Test Details

Methodology
Real Time RT-PCR with TaqMan® 384 well™ Plate-format on QuantStudio™ 12K Flexinstrument (Applied Biosystems®)
Rejection Criteria
Received after 7 day from collection Received in the improper container Collection Device expired Tube unlabeled

Test Components

Test Code
Test Name
LOINC
SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19):
95409-9 94760-6 94533-7
Influenza virus A
85476-0
Influenza virus B
85476-0
Respiratory syncytial virus
85476-0

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