Shell vials or equivalent multiwell plate cell culture; identification (additional CPT codes/charges will apply) if culture results warrant. This culture is for the isolation of influenza A and influenza B, other viral agents will not routinely be detected. CPT coding for microbiology and virology procedures often cannot be determined before the culture is performed. If a virus other than those specified for this virus-specific culture are recovered, identification will be made, and an additional charge will apply. The client will not be telephoned to approve this charge.
If reflex testing is performed, concomitant CPT codes/charges will apply.
Submit one specimen per test requested. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, nasopharynx). Indicate a specific test number on the test request form. Do not use transport devices beyond their expiration date.
2 - 4 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Throat or nasopharyngeal (NP) swab or wash, sputum, bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Viral transport medium for swabs
Specimens should be placed into viral transport medium and kept cold at all times. Do not freeze specimens.
Bacterial swab specimen; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; dry specimen; specimen submitted in fixative or additive; specimen received in expired transport medium or incorrect transport device; inappropriate specimen transport conditions; specimen received after prolonged delay in transport (usually more than 72 hours); wooden shaft swab in transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and test request label
Isolate and identify influenza virus as an etiologic agent in cases of influenza and viral pneumonia
Shell vials or equivalent multiwell plate culture with fluorescent antibody staining
No virus isolated
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|186023||Viral Culture,Rapid,Influenza||6604-3||186023||Viral Culture,Rapid,Influenza||6604-3|
|Reflex Table for Viral Culture,Rapid,Influenza|
|Order Code||Order Name||Result Code||Result Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|Reflex 1||186025||Viral Identification||186025||Viral Identification||615-5|
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