Influenza A and B

Qualitative and/or quantitative detection of influenza viruses RNA
Lab Test name Contact Comments
OLVZ Aalst Influenza A and B Anne vankeerberghen
Sample type:
Nasopharyngeal swab
Respiratory sample (500 µl)

Frequency: Daily (except weekend)
Test type: In house real time PCR
Version date: 06/05/2019
CHU Saint-Pierre Influenza A and B Reynders Marijke, Maaroufi Younes, Scheen Robert
Staaltypes: Respiratoire stalen (nasopharyngeale wissers, keelwissers, nasopharynxaspiratie, BAL, tracheobroncheolaire aspiratie)

Minimum staalvolume: 500 microliter

Kwalitatieve in house real-time PCR
ZNA Middelheim Influenza A and B Walter Verstrepen
Sample type:
Respiratory specimens (at least 250 µl)

Frequency: every working day
Test type: In house real time PCR
AZ St-Jan Brugge - Laboratoriumgeneeskunde Influenza A and B Dr. M. Reynders / Patrick Descheemaeker
respiratory sample (min 550 µl)
TEST TYPE: TaqMan Array Card, in house real time PCR
further subtyping for FluA (H1N1, H3N2, H7N9)
Version date: 17/11/2017
AZ Damiaan Oostende Influenza A and B Ben Vanmassenhove/ Anne-Sophie Hervent
SAMPLE TYPE: flocked swabs
FREQUENCY: 1-3/week
TEST TYPE: Allplex RV_Master (Seegene)
BELAC accreditation number 433-MED
Version date: 04/09/2023
Imelda-Bonheiden Influenza A and B Dr. Johan Frans, Isabel Micalessi
Sample Type:
- NAP in UTM
Frequency: daily
Test Type: NxTAG Respiratoir Pathogeen Panel (MAGPIX, Luminex)
AZ St-Lucas Gent Influenza A and B Dr A.M. van den Abeele/Elke Vanlaere
-preferential: nasopharyngeal aspirate (min. 0.2 ml)
-alternative: BAL
FREQUENCY: 2x/week
TEST TYPE: Smartfinder (Pathofinder)
LMMI Tilburg (NL) Influenza A and B Dr John WA Rossen
Organisme: Influenza A / Influenza B
Bepaling: cDNA amplificatie
Methode: Real-time RT-PCR (Taqman)
Soort bepaling: Kwalitatief
Typering: H-typering (H1, H3, H5, MexFlu)
Frequentie: Dagelijks maandag t/m zaterdag
Status: Routine
Commercieel: Nee
Externe QC: QCMD
Materiaal neus / keelwat, sputum, bronchiaal secreet, Bronchiolaire lavage (BAL)
Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg Influenza A and B Dr. Els Oris, Katrien Vandebroek
Sample type:


Test type:
Xpert Flu/RSV (cepheid)
Jessa Hospital Influenza A and B dr Cartuyvels, Raymaekers Marijke
-nasopharyngeal aspirate or secretion
-nasopharyngeal e-swab (UTM or liquid amies)
FREQUENCY: Monday till Friday
TEST TYPE: in-house real time PCR
UZ Brussel - Microbiology Influenza A and B Denis Piérard, Oriane Soetens
SAMPLE TYPE: Nasopharyngeal swab or aspirate, BAL (min. 0.6 ml)
FREQUENCY: every weekday in the respiratory season
TEST TYPE: commercial real-time PCR (Xpert Flu/RSV XC kit, Cepheid)
Version date: 26/09/2017
UZA Mol. Diagn. Influenza A and B J. Coppens, K. Bergs, M. Michiels, V. Matheeussen
Sample type:
Respiratory specimens and biopt (at least 0.5 mL)

Frequency: every working day
Test TypeXpert Xpress Flu/RSV van Cepheid
Jan Yperman Ziekenhuis Influenza A and B Bieke Decaesteker,
Stijn Jonckheere
Sample Type: RT-PCR
- Saliva
- Nasopharyngeal & oropharyngeal swab in NaCl 0.9%, PBS or Amies
- Sputum
- Bronchusaspirate

Frequency: Daily

Test Type:
-Xpert SARS-CoV-2-Flu-RSV Plus (GeneXpert, Cepheid)
-ARIES Flu A/B & RSV Assay (Aries, Diasorin)
-Allplex SARS-CoV-2-Flu-RSV Assay (Starlet - CFX96, Seegene - Bio-Rad)
-QIAStat-Dx Respiratory SARS-CoV-2 Panel (Qiagen)

Belac accreditation number 523-MED
Version date: 07/07/2022
GZA St-Augustinus Influenza A and B Philippe Van Lint
This PCR test is performed on respiratory samples (500µL).
Frequency: daily (Monday-Friday)

The respiratory PCR is part of the following syndromic panel:
Seegene RV Master and Seegene Pneumobacter assay

Influenza A virus
Influenza B virus
Human respiratory syncytial virus
Human metapneumovirus
Human adenovirus
Human rhinovirus
Human parainfluenza virus

Streptococcus pneumoniae
Legionella pneumophila
Haemophilus influenzae
Bordetella parapertussis
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Bordetella pertussis
Chlamydophila pneumonia
Version date: 30/01/2018
AZ St-Lucas Brugge Influenza A and B Dr Karel Maelegheer
Sample type: respiratory sample (300 µl)
Frequency: 1-3/week
Allplex Resp panel A1 Assay (Seegene)
Influenza A subtypering H1, H3 en H1pdm09
Version date: 25/10/2022