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Test ID FLUMS Influenza Virus Type A and Type B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:



Specimen Type: Nasal or nasopharyngeal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Type: Throat, nasal, or nasal mid-turbinate swab

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Container/Tube: Sterile container with viral transport media

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect specimen by swabbing back and forth over mucosa surface to maximize recovery of cells.

2. Swab must be placed in viral transport media (for example, M4-RT, M4, or M5 media); BBL Culture Swab container includes a stabilizing media.



Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal washing

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Type: Bronchial washing or bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Useful For

Rapid and accurate detection of influenza A, influenza B, and respiratory syncytial virus in a single test


This test should not be performed unless the patient meets clinical and epidemiologic criteria for testing.

Method Name

Multiplex Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reporting Name

Influenza A/B and RSV, PCR, Misc

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values


Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FLUMS Influenza A/B and RSV, PCR, Misc 92143-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SS020 Specimen Source 31208-2
35980 Influenza A, PCR In Process
35981 Influenza B, PCR In Process
35982 Respiratory Syncytial Virus, PCR In Process

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

Same day/1 to 2 days