CPT Code: 87807|
Specimen Type: 1 FLOCKED NPH swab or Nasal Washings
Tube Type/Collection Container: Culturette or Specimen Container
Collection Volume: 1 Flocked NPH swab. Send swab in culturette. Alternate Specimen: 1.5 mL wash in sterile container.
Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, non-sterile container or incorrect swab (do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.
Methodology: Immunofluorometric Assay
Special Instructions: NPH swab in culturette or Nasal wash used for Rapid RSV test. Testing no longer automatically reflexes to Respiratory Virus Isolation (RVI). A second NPH flocked swab, broken off in M4 must be submitted along with a separate order for RVI requests. RVI's are not performed on specimens that are positive by the Rapid RSV test. A negative result does not rule out viral infection. Positive results will be called.
TAT: 2 hrs.
Additional Info: Reference range: Respiratory Syncytial Virus ( RSV ) Ag: Negative
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308