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Influenza B

Test Code: 200800
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Clinical Utility

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

Unlike Influenza A viruses, Influenza B virus is found only in humans. Influenza B virus is a negative-sense, single-stranded RNA. Type B flu may cause a less severe reaction than type A flu virus, but type B can still be extremely harmful for the immunocompromised. Influenza type B viruses are not classified by subtype and do not cause pandemics.


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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