|Alternate:||Influence A/B EIA; Flu A,B EIA|
|Includes:||Antigen test for Influence A and B by EIA|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Specimen:||Nasopharyngeal washes, aspirates or tracheal aspirates. NP washes preferred.|
|Volume:||0.5 mL nasal wash|
|Container:||Nasal wash kits. Nasal wash kits are available from the laboratory.|
|Rejection:||Insufficient nasal wash volume.
Swab in any liquid media.
|Normal:||Negative for Influenzae A/B by EIA|
|Uses:||Aids in the diagnosis of Influenzae A and B|
|Limitations:||Negative test result does not necessarily rule out the presence of Influenzae A/B. A more sensitive test for influenzae is the Respiratory Infectious Disease Panel by PCR (RIDPP).|
|Method:||Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)|
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