Influenza Virus A and B DFA with Reflex to Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR
2002643
Ordering Recommendation
Acceptable test to detect influenza during influenza season.
Mnemonic
FLUFAPCR
Methodology
Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain/Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Nasal aspirate or nasopharyngeal swab.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. 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. Slides.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 1 hour; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
If DFA is negative or inadequate, then Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR (ARUP test code 0060764) will be added. Additional charges apply.

Sensitivity of DFA methodology is dependent upon adequacy of the specimen. If the specimen contains fewer than 20 cells, then DFA results will be reported as "inadequate."
CPT Code(s)
87276; 87275; if reflexed add 87502; 87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060294Influenza A - DFA5863-6
0060295Influenza B - DFA5867-7
2002644Flu A/B DFA, PCR Reflex - Source 
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Aliases
  • Flu
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Syncytial, Respiratory Virus