For detection of Influenza A, Influenza B, Influenza A/H1N1/2009 and Influenza A/H3N2 RNA.
Nasal/ throat / nasopharyngeal swabs: Use only Dacron-tipped or Copan flocked swab. Send dry in sterile container or swab sheath. (Note: Combined nose and throat swabs are better than single nasal or throat swabs.)
Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample at 2 - 8°C (with an ice-pack). Sample must reach laboratory within 24 hours after collection.
Multiplex reverse-transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (In-house real-time)
Detected, Not Detected or Inconclusive
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