87760:REPORTABLE INFLUENZA

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87760:REPORTABLE INFLUENZA
Alias Names: INFLUENZA VIRUS CULTURE, VIRUS CULTURE, INFLUENZA
Methodology: Culture
Edit Date: 4/13/2005
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 7-14 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87252-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Sterile Dacron swab collected and put into M4 or M4RT media.
Handling: Swish swab in media, break off swab and leave in media. Replace lid. Indicate date of onset, symptoms and medications.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: For influenza only during influenza season (October-April).
Rejection Criteria: Specimen kept ambient for an extended period of time.

Virus not isolated.