1) Nasal or pharyngeal swabs 2) Tracheal or oropharyngeal swabs 3) Virus isolate (at least 0.5 ml) 4) Lung (2-3 cm3 or biopsy) 5) Oral Fluids/saliva (at least 2 ml)
Subtyping tests are run on samples previously testing positive for influenza virus.
2) Must come with a copy of an USDA shipping permit.
3) Shipping instruction: send next day delivery.
4) Do not pool group/pen samples.
Following the guidelines listed under the Submitted Specimen Requirements will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test.
1,2) Synthetic swab 3) Leakproof 1.5 ml microfuge tube 4) WHIRL-PAK or plastic bag