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Respiratory Virus Isolation

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
RVI VIR1
Specimen Type:
Nasal washings, or FLOCKED NPH swab, Throat swab, sputum
Tube Type:
Specimen container
Collection Volume:
Nasal wash: 1.5 mL wash or sputum in viral transport medium (M4) Swabs: Flocked NPH swab or throat swab broken off into viral transport medium (M4)
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen not in viral transport medium (M4), dry, in non-sterile container or collected with incorrect swab ( do not use NPH wire swab), QNS.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily (0800-1700)
Methodology:
Spin-amplified shell vial culture with IFA stain to confirm
Special Instructions:
Specimens in M4 must be sent on ice ASAP to lab. Specimens will be processed daily M-F if received in the Virology lab before 2:30 p.m. and if by 11:30 a.m. on Sat. and Sunday. Preliminary report issued at 48 hrs. Positive results called. Final report issued at 72 hrs. Failure to isolate virus in culture does not rule out viral etiology.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
48-72 hrs
Additional Info:
Reference Range: Respiratory viral antigens: NEGATIVE ( Includes testing for RSV, Influenza A &B virus, Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus, and Parainfluenza 1,2 &3 viruses)
CPT Code:
87254
Synonyms:
Respiratory Panel
 Specimen Collection Procedures: