Influenza / Respiratory Virus Testing Time Cutoff

Seasonal influenza is no longer prevalent in the community. The Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory will therefore revert to a seasonal cutoff time for receipt of samples of 12 PM (noon) to obtain same-day results for the Respiratory Virus PCR (Epic code LAB7366), Respiratory Virus Cascading Panel (LAB8563) and Influenza A/B panel PCR (LAB7455) as of Wednesday, May 31 2017.

Charts tracking seasonal respiratory virus activity and GI pathogen prevalence are now available in the UIHC Micro Guide app, which is available free of charge on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store:

Those without access to phone apps can use a web link at:

Questions concerning this broadcast can be directed to Bradley Ford, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Microbiology; (ext. 6-2990,