Blood culture: Negative.

Influenza testing: Ordered on nasal/nose specimen: Positive for Influenza A; Negative for Influenza B..

One can order Real-time PCR test for detection of influenza A and/or influenza B. The Preferred specimen(s): Nasopharyngeal swab collected in viral transport medium such as M4 transport Medium (3 ml). Alternate specimen(s): Bronchial lavage (BAL), sputum, nasal swabs, nasal aspirates, throat swabs.