RSV Antigen Detection

Laboratory:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: RSVAG MMIC2

Specimen Type: 1 FLOCKED NPH swab or Nasal Washings

Tube Type: 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 incorrrect swab (do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily

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.

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

TAT: 2 hrs.

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

CPT Code: 87807

Synonyms: Rapid RSV Ag

Specimen Collection Procedures
Respiratory Specimen Collection

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