RSV Antigen Detection

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: RSVAG VIR1

Specimen Type: 1 Flocked NPH swab or Nasal Washings

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 1 NPH swab. Send swab in culturette. Alternate specimen: Nasal wash, 1.5mL wash in sterile container

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, not in sterile container or incorrect swab (do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily 24/7

Methodology: Immunofluorometric Assay

Special Instructions: NPH swab in culturette or Nasal wash is 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.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 2 hrs

Additional Info: Reference range: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Ag: Negative

CPT Code: 87807

Synonyms: Rapid RSV Ag

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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