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RSV Antigen Detection

Laboratory : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
RSVAG MMIC2
Specimen Type:
1 FLOCKED NPH swab in M4 Viral Transport Media (VTM)
Tube Type:
M4
Collection Volume:
1 Flocked NPH swab in M4 Viral Transport Media (VTM). Nasal Wash (1.5 mL) is also acceptable.
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen dry, incorrect swab (do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Immunofluorometric Assay
Special Instructions:
NPH swab in M4 is used for Rapid RSV test. Testing no longer automatically reflexes to Respiratory Virus Isolation (RVI). A separate order must be submitted 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: Respiratory Syncytial Virus ( RSV ) Ag: Negative
CPT Code:
87807
Synonyms:
Rapid RSV Ag
 Specimen Collection Procedures: