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Human Metapneumovirus Isolation

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
HMPVI VIR1
Specimen Type:
Throat/NPH swabs, nasal washings, sputum, tracheal aspirate, bronchial aspirate, BAL
Tube Type:
Specimen container
Collection Volume:
Nasal wash: 1.5mL wash in viral transport medium (M4) Flocked NPH Swab: broken off into viral transport medium (M4)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen dry, not in M4M, not refrigerated, non-sterile container, fixed in preservative, QNS
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily (0800-1700)
Methodology:
Spin-amplified svc, 48 hr incubation and IFA stain with virus-specific monoclonal antibody
Special Instructions:
NOTE: This test is included with all Respiratory Virus Isolation orders. Specimens in M4 must be sent on ice ASAP to lab. Positive results called. Final report issued at 72 hrs. Failure to isolate virus in culture does not rule out respiratory viral infection. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
72 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range: no Human Metapneumovirus isolated.
CPT Code:
87254