Influenza A virus Molecular assay (NAAT)

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Sample type: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BALs) and Sputums

Test name: Influenza A virus Molecular assay (NAAT) a.k.a. Flu A Respiratory Virus PCR

Condition / Indication: Respiratory Infection

Special precautions & notes: Tests include Influenza A, Influenza B, Adenovirus, Rhinovirus, Human Metapneumovirus, Respiratory synctial virus, Paraflu 1, 2, 3 and 4, SARS-CoV-2. Please include in clinical details if the patient is immunocopromised.
If Avian flu is suspected please contact the Duty virologist prior to sending the sample

Sample required: BALs or Sputum

Test information required: Patient name, sex and age, Laboratory number and Appropriate hazard warnings

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Ideal volume (mL): 500µL

Discipline: Virology

Section: Molecular

Turnaround time: 2 days


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