Influenza A/B

CPT Code


Specimen Type


Container Type

Nasopharyngeal SwabNasal swab


Room Temperature up to 24 hours; 2-8°C – 72 hours

Handling Instructions

Dry swab is also acceptable at 48h

Clinical Notes

Influenza A and B are tested rapidly. Cleared as a Class II rapid antigen test under the new FDA reclassificationnrequirements.

Performing Lab

Principle Laboratory - Houston
16840 Buccaneer Ln
Suite 281
Houston, TX 77058