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Rapid Influenza Virus Panel

Category Virology
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Rapid test for the detection of influenza A, influenza B and RSV

Clinicial Indications
Sample & container required Nasopharyngeal aspirate, throat swabs. White topped Sigma MMTM tubes. Only the Sigma MMTM Molecular Medium tubes can be used so that the virus is inactivated. Samples received in the red top viral transport media should not be used for rapid flu testing and if sent, the sample will be transferred to the Infection and Immunity laboratory at Charing Cross for routine respiratory PCR testing.
Transport storage The sample should be transported to the laboratory on day of collection.
Turnaround time 2 hrs

The laboratory is not currently accredited for this test.