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Test Code:
090-40-1010-01

Order Name:
Influenza A/B Screen (Fluorescence Immunoassay)

 
Useful For:
Rapid detection of influenza A, influenza B
 
Methodology:
Fluorescence Immunoassay
 
AliasesName:
Flu A Flu B
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-1010-01

Order Name:
Influenza A/B Screen (Fluorescence Immunoassay)

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Nasal swab/ transport media
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Nasal swab
 
Sub Mission Container:
Transport media
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Nasal swab Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 4 hours
Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 24 hours
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-1010-01

Order Name:
Influenza A/B Screen (Fluorescence Immunoassay)

 
Method detail:
Fluorescence Immunoassay
 
Schedule:
Tested daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 1 hours.
 
Performing Location:
Microbiology, Laboratory Department Tel. 14171
 
 
 
Test Code:
090-40-1010-01

Order Name:
Influenza A/B Screen (Fluorescence Immunoassay)

 
 
Clinical Information:
Influenza viruses are causative agents of highly contagious, acute, viral infections of the respiratory tract. Influenza viruses are immunologically diverse, single-stranded RNA viruses. There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B, and C. Type A viruses are the most prevalent and are associated with most serious epidemics. Type B viruses produce a disease that is generally milder than that caused by type A. Type C viruses have never been associated with a large epidemic of human disease. Both Type A and B viruses can circulate simultaneously, but usually one type is dominant during a given season. Every year in the United States, on average 5%-20% of the population contract influenza; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from influenza complications; and, about 36,000 people die from influenza-related causes. Some people, such as adults 65 years of age and older, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious influenza complications.
 
Reference Value:
Negative
 
Interpretation:
A positive test result indicates that the patient is presumptively infected with the indicated virus. A negative test result suggests that the patient is not infected with influenza A or influenza B
 
Clinical Reference:
Manufacturer’s Reagent package insert, Sofia Influenza A+B FIA, Quldel, Germany