Flu A, Flu B and RSV by PCR FLXRSV
|Method(s)||Multiplex Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR)|
Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP) in Universal Transport Media (UTM). Also nasal wash or nasal aspirate acceptable.
Transport human respiratory specimens refrigerated at 2-8°C. Specimens placed in transport medium following collection can be stored for 24 hours at 2-30°C or store specimens refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 7 days.
Any swab other than Dacron or flocked swabs and any transport media other than UTM.
|Schedule||Daily, 24 hours per day|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|