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SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A/B

Alias/Synonym: Viral Combo Test

CPT Code: 87636

Includes:
N gene, S gene, Influenza A, Influenza B
Specimen Type, Preferred:
Naropharyngeal swab
Specimen Type, Alternate:
oropharyngeal swab
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
3mL
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
1mL
Transport Container:
Viral transport medium (VTM
Universal transport medium (UTM)
Sterile saline/PBS
Transport Temperature:
Refrigerated
Collection Instructions:
Specimen Stability:
5 day(s)
Rejection Criteria:
Clinical Significance:
Identifying SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus in patients suspected of a respiratory virus by their healthcare providers.
Limitations:
This test can only detect mutations within the S, N and ORF1ab genes.
Turnaround Time:
1-2 day(s)
Reference Ranges:
Negative