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Test Name: Viral Culture,Rapid,Influenza
Test Code: 186023
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: Viral Culture,Rapid,Influenza
Specimen Requirements: Throat or nasopharyngeal swab or wash, sputum, bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage,
Container: Virus transport medium for swabs
Collection Instructions: See Virus Culture, General [008573]
Stability: Specimens should be placed into viral transport medium and kept cold at all times.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: If reflex test is performed, additional charges/CPT code(s) may apply. Submit one specimen per test requested. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, nasopharynx). Indicate a specific TEST NUMBER on the request form. Do NOT use transport devices be
Methodology: Shell vials or equivalent multiwell plate culture with fluorescent antibody staining