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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Nasal aspirate or nasopharyngeal swab.

Specimen Preparation

Fluid: Transfer 3 mL specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to 3 mL 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 3 mL viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

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."

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87276; 87275; if reflexed, add 87631

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060294 Influenza A - DFA 5863-6
0060295 Influenza B - DFA 5867-7
2002644 Flu A/B DFA, PCR Reflex - Source
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Aliases
  • Flu
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Syncytial, Respiratory Virus
Influenza Virus A and B DFA with Reflex to Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR