Flu A Culture, Flu B Culture, Influenza A Culture, Influenza B Culture, Influenza Virus Culture
Nasopharyngeal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage Throat swab, sputum, endotracheal tube aspirate, pleural fluid Biopsy/autopsy lung tissue Send samples in Virus Transport Medium. (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Positive or Negative
Positive report : 3 - 10 days Negative report : 10 days
Monday – Saturday