Parainfluenza Isol.

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology

Test ID/Workstation: PIVIS VIR1

Specimen Type: Throat/NPH swabs, nasal washings, sputum in M4M

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 1.5 mL aspirate or inoculated M4M

Cause for rejection: Specimen dry, fixed or not in proper transport media

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily (0800-1700)

Methodology: SVC - Typing by IFA for parainfluenza 1, 2, + 3

Special Instructions: Deliver immediately on ice to lab. POP: Keep cold, deliver ASAP. Extract swab specimens thoroughly into M4M. Press swab against inside of vial, then discard swab. M4M available from Micro/Viro Lab or CCL. Nasal/tracheal washes are specimens of choice for respiratory viral isolation.

OC Power Word: LPARAFLISO

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 48-72 hours

Additional Info: Reference range: No parainfluenza virus isolated

CPT Code: 87254

Synonyms: Paraflu Screen

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