Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2438

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Rapid

Specimen:Collect:
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Viral Transport Media

Also Acceptable:
  • Nasal Secretions in Viral Transport Media
  • Washing in Nasal Secretions in Viral Transport Media
Submit:
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Nasal Secretions in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Washing in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Dry Swab
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Chromatographic Immunoassay
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87420
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : negative

A negative test result does not eliminate the possibility of an RSV infection. Low levels of RSV antigen may be undetected by EIA methods. DFA for confirmation of negative results is available upon request.
Components:
  • 2438 - RSV, RAPID
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