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 -Red topped UTM Viral swab|
|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|