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Respiratory Virus PCR (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

RESVIRPCR

CPT CODE:

83900, 83901 x 6

TEST INFORMATION:

This test is used to detect the presence of RNA from Influenza A, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Parainfluenza viruses 1, 2, 3 and 4, Adenovirus, Entero/Rhino Virus and Human Metapneumo Virus.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Monday through Saturday during  respiratory virus infection season

TURNAROUND TIME:

24- 48 hours

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimen must be received by the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory no later than 6:00am on the day of testing for same day result.

CONTAINER TYPE:

Nasopharyngeal swabs and throat swabs should be placed in M4 viral transport media.  Nasopharyngeal aspirates, nasopharyngeal washes, or bronchoalveolar lavage should be placed in a sterile container.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal washes

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Inappropriate specimen, improper collection, inappropriate specimen container, improper storage, unlabeled specimen, mislabeled specimen.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1 ml

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.  When transportation is delayed, refrigerate the specimen

REFERENCE RANGE:

This assay will be reported as 'RNA detected', 'No RNA detected' for each viral target.

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

A negative result does not exlude the possibility of respiratory virus infection since very low levels of infection or sampling error may cause a false negative result.  The assay does not detect respiratory viruses other than those listed above.

METHODOLOGY:

Polymerase Chain Reaction with detection by Luminex technology

LAST UPDATED:

6-3-2014


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