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Influenza B

Test Code: 205898
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Clinical and Procedure
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.

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