INFLUENZA A AND B (RT-PCR)

Synonyms:

FLU AB PCR SOURCE: Nasal Pharyngeal Nasal Wash/Aspirate Emergency department,EME,and Inpatients only for hospital infection prevention

LIS Mnemonic: FLU AB PCR
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Cepheids Sample Collection Device 3 ml Viral transport Media (SWAB/B-100 or NASL-100N-100)
Transport: Transport Immediately at Room Temperature
CPT-4: 87502
Comments: Methodology: The Cepheid FLU XC Assay is an automated, Multiplex,Real-time, Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay intended for the in vitro qualitative detection and differentiation of Influenza A and Influenza B Results are NOT intended to diagnose, guide or monitor treatment of Influenza

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.