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Parainfluenza Isol.

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
PIVIS 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:
SVC - Typing by IFA for parainfluenza 1, 2, + 3
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. A negative test does not rule out viral etiology. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within a Hospital (Akron or Beeghly).
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
48 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range: No parainfluenza virus isolated
CPT Code:
87254
Synonyms:
Paraflu Screen