Adenovirus Isolation

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: ADVI VIR1

Specimen Type: NPH or throat or pharynx swab, nose, nasal wash, tracheal aspirate, sputum, bronchial aspirate or washings, conjunctiva.

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: Fluids 1.0 mL, Swab specimen extracted into M4M transport medium

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, not in proper M4M, not kept cold during transport, not received in sterile container, or excessive delay in transport.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: Spin-amplified svc w/ Adeno specific IFA stain

Special Instructions: Adenovirus associated with gastroenteritis (i.e. enteric types 40+41) will not be picked up by IFA.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 48-72 hours

Additional Info: Reference range: No Adenovirus isolated (Positives called)

CPT Code: 87254

Synonyms: Adenovirus Culture

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