Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: January 19, 2019 @ 10:13 am

2471

Adenovirus [DFA]

Specimen:Collect:
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Viral Transport Media

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

Also Acceptable:
  • Aspirate in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Washing in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Swab must be in VTM within one hour of collection
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Direct Fluorescent Assay (DFA)
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:1-2 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87260
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : none detected
A negative (None Detected) result does not rule out the presence of viral infections. It is recommended to be confirmed with viral culture, especially in symptomatic patients. Sensitivity of the DFA methodology is dependent upon the adequacy of the specimen (e.g., number of respiratory epithelial cells).
Components:
  • 2471 - ADENOVIRUS
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