Microbiology, Test Utilization

Non-Influenza Season Test Utilization

As of May 2, 2017, Spectrum Health’s Infection Control & Prevention department has declared the system to be officially within “Non-Influenza Season” based on a return to baseline prevalence at both the local and state levels.

Influenza PCR testing will now be performed as opposed to screening with rapid antigen testing.


Influenza (flu) A/B PCR – SH#156, EPIC #LAB3255, CPT #87502, 87503


Respiratory Pathogen Testing Algorithm

Influenza Diagnosis and Test Utilization



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