This test is performed using the Abbott ID NOW Influenza A & B molecular assay test. This test is performed via nasal swab retrieval method. This test has been authorized by the FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use by authorized laboratories. This test has been authorized only for the detection of Influenza A and B viral RNA, not for any other viruses or pathogens. The ID NOW assay uses isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology for qualitative detection of Influenza A & B viral RNA gene using fluorescent reporter probes—known as NEAR technology.