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Influenza A subtype H3

Test Code: 0420
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Clinical Utility

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

Influenza viruses are highly contagious and most serious in young children, elderly, and immunocompromised patients. Influenza virus infections present as fever, myalgia, headache, malaise, nonproductive cough, sore throat, and rhinitis. Otitis media, nausea, and vomiting are commonly seen in children. Influenza infections can lead to primary viral pneumonia or secondary bacterial pneumonia, especially in patients with pulmonary or cardiac disease. The Respiratory Viral Panel detects influenza A, influenza A subtype H1, influenza A subtype H3, and Influenza B.

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 general 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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