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Influenza A & B Serology (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Influenza A Serology
Influenza B Serology
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:FLU
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Influenza A & B Serology tested.

Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SSTSST
Collection & Request Instructions:

For retrospective diagnosis only.

For the diagnosis of acute infection, send appropriate respiratory sample for PCR testing.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature

Store acute serum. Send paired acute and convalescent samples only.

Additional Notes:

Acute samples will be stored.  Testing will only be performed on paired acute and convalescent samples collected at least 2 weeks apart.

For diagnosis of acute influenza, send a sample for Respiratory PCR testing.