Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Flu A & B

CMH Lab Section
Virology

Specimen Requirements
BAL, nasal aspirate, nasopharyngeal swab or tracheal aspirate in viral transport media

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
2-3 days

Special Instructions
Refrigerate

Methodology
Shell vial culture
This test will not differentiate Seasonal Influenza A from H1N1

Ranges
Negative

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