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INFLUENZA VIRUS MULTIPLEX PCR (QUALITATIVE)

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Description

Indications

​For detection of Influenza A, Influenza B, Influenza A/H1N1/2009 and Influenza A/H3N2 RNA.

Specimen Required

​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.)

Storage and Transport

​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.

Method

​Multiplex reverse-transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (In-house real-time)

Test Results

​Detected, Not Detected or Inconclusive

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​1 working day

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

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