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RSV Antigen Detection

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
RSVAG VIR1
Specimen Type:
1 Flocked NPH swab or Nasal Washings
Tube Type:
Specimen container
Collection Volume:
1 NPH swab. Send swab in culturette. Alternate specimen: Nasal wash, 1.5mL wash in sterile container
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen dry, not in sterile container or incorrect swab (do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily 24/7
Methodology:
Immunofluorometric Assay
Special Instructions:
NPH swab in culturette or Nasal wash is 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:
330-543-8576
TAT:
2 hrs
Additional Info:
Reference range: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Ag: Negative
CPT Code:
87807
Synonyms:
Rapid RSV Ag
 Specimen Collection Procedures: