Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 22, 2019 @ 10:13 am

90058

Culture, Viral (Respiratory)

Specimen:Collect:
  • Swab in Viral Transport Media

Also Acceptable:
  • Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) in Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Nasal Secretions in Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) in Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Sputum in Nasal Secretions in Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) in Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • Swab in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Nasal Secretions in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Aspirate in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Sputum in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Fluid: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container.
    Swabs: Place in viral transport media Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Calcium alginate swabs
  • Dry Swab
  • Wood Swabs
  • eSwab
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Cell Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:4-15 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87252
Components:
  • 90058 - CULTURE, VIRAL
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