Resp Virus Isolation

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: RVI VIR1

Specimen Type: Nasal washings, or FLOCKED NPH swab, Throat swab, sputum

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: Nasal wash: 1.5 mL wash or sputum in viral transport medium (M4) Swabs: Flocked NPH swab or throat swab broken off into viral transport medium (M4)

Cause for rejection: Specimen not in viral transport medium (M4), dry, in non-sterile container or collected with incorrect swab ( do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: Spin-amplified shell vial culture with IFA stain to confirm

Special Instructions: Specimens in M4 must be sent on ice ASAP to lab. Specimens will be processed daily M-F if received in the Virology lab before 2:30 p.m. and if by 11:30 a.m. on Sat. and Sunday.

Preliminary report issued at 48 hrs. Positive results called. Final report issued at 72 hrs. Failure to isolate virus in culture does not rule out viral etiology.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 48-72 hrs

Additional Info: Reference Range: Respiratory viral antigens: NEGATIVE ( Includes testing for RSV, Influenza A &B virus, Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus, and Parainfluenza 1,2 &3 viruses)

CPT Code: 87254

Synonyms: Respiratory Panel

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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