Influenza Virus A and B Rapid Culture
0060286
Ordering Recommendation
Not a preferred stand-alone test.
Mnemonic
V FLUC
Methodology
Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-6 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab, or washing, or tracheal aspirate.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. Transfer 2 mL fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Swab
: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Calcium alginate, eSwab, dry, or wood swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for influenza viruses  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
This test can also be ordered as a reflex in Influenza Virus A & B DFA with Reflex to Influenza Virus A & B Rapid Culture (ARUP test code 0060284).
CPT Code(s)
87254
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060286Culture, Influenza Virus A/B Rapid6438-6
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Aliases
  • Flu