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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Direct Antigen Detection
ACM Test Number: 03250
Dept: Microbiology
Collection Container:
M4RT (Viral/Chlamydia transport media)
Specimen: NP or Nasal Washing
Collection Notes: Bloody specimens should not be sent for testing. Nasal washes and aspirates may be submitted in sterile containers, swabs should be submitted in M4RT Viral/Chlamydia transport media.
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Also Acceptable: Universal transport medium (UTM), M5 viral transport media (refrigerated)
Performed: Monday - Sunday
Reported: Same Day
Methodology: Immunoassay (EIA)
CPT: 87420
Stability: Room Temperature: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 2 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
Reference Range:
Negative for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Antigen
Notes: As of 10/22/13, a negative RSV antigen test reflexes to Simplexa Direct Influenza A/B & RSV PCR. Unless RSV activity in the community warrants, rapid antigen testing will only be performed during the months of October through May. Viral testing will be performed by Shell Vial Culture June through September. Additional charges apply.