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Haemophilus influenzae

Test Code: 201500
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Clinical Utility

This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.

Haemophilus influenzae is a bacterium which affects many organ systems, occurring mostly in infants and children younger than five. There are six identifiable types of Haemophilus influenzae bacteria (a through f). The most common diseases are caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and range from pneumonia to sepsis. Haemophilus influenzae (including Hib) is a bacterium that can cause a severe infection, occurring mostly in infants and children younger than five years of age. In spite of its name, Haemophilus influenzae does not cause influenza. It can cause lifelong disability and be deadly.

 

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above. The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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