The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Influenza A virus PCR

Influenza A virus PCR

Tested for as part of a multiplex PCR test to diagnose presence of virus which may or may not be the cause of respiratory disease.
Further testing is available for subtyping of Influenza A viruses including seasonal influenza, swine flu and avian flu.

Tube NPA BAL Tracheal aspirate- send secretions in white universal Nose and throat combined swab -Copan swab
ID 3648
Availability Respiratory testing at weekends is normally performed on Sundays only except in peak influenza season when testing is 7 days
Additional Information Sputum samples may be tested after discussion with consultant virologist
Turn Around 1-2 days
Send to LGI Microbiology Department
Collection Con Samples should reach the laboratory by 9:30am for same day testing
IP Routine TAT 1-2 days
GP Routine TAT 1-2 days