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Test Code FLURSV Influenza A/B and RSV PCR LAB5116

Important Note

Potentially interfering exogenous substances in the nasopharynx may include, but are not limited to: blood, nasal secretions or mucus, and nasal and throat medications used to relieve congestions, nasal dryness, irritation, or asthma and allergy symptoms.

Test Method

Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (rtPCR)


Specimen Requirement

Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen is required.



Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen
arrives at the testing site.

STAT: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen
arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

87631 – Respiratory virus, multiple types or subtypes, 3-5

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of Influenza A and B and RSV.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

The specimen should be collected as soon as possible after the
clinical onset of disease. Highest viral titers are present during
the acute illness. Nasal collection kit supplies are distributed by
the hospital laboratory sites. Specimens in Viral Transport Media
can be stored at room temperature up to 24 hours and refrigerated
at 2-8°C for up to seven days.

  1. Collect the specimen using the COPAN FLOQ swab in the Xpert
    Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection Kit.
  2. Remove the cap from the Xpert Viral Transport Medium tube.
  3. Insert the swab into the tube.
  4. Break the swab shaft by bending it against the tube wall.
  5. Replace the cap and close tightly.
  6. Label with appropriate patient information.


85476-0 Influenza virus A and B and Respiratory syncytial virus
RNA panel – Upper respiratory specimen by Probe and target
amplification method.

Reference Value

Influenza A: Negative
Influenza B: Negative
RSV: Negative