Respiratory Virus PCR (View in report form.)
|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: ||
|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: ||
|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.
Polymerase Chain Reaction with detection by Luminex technology
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