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Viral Respiratory / Influenza

Microbiology


Specimen

Nose swab

Specimen container

Red topped viral Copan swab

Special Instructions

Please take nose swab as shown here.

Test usage

Diagnosis of viral  respiratory infection

Routine test ( local test)

Flu A PCR

Flu B PCR

RSV PCR

Additional tests are provided by the reference laboratory and are selected by the laboratory using  patient clinical details – please include details of foreign travel and any immunocompromise.

Processing time

6 hours for local test

2-7 days for reference laboratory tests

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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