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Respiratory Virus Panel, PCR w/ Reflex
Alternate Test Name: Influenza A/B, RSV PCR with Reflex to Shell Vial
ACM Test Number: 10178
Dept: Microbiology
Collection Container:
VCT(Viral/Chlamydia Transport), or UTM(Universal Transport)
Specimen: Nasopharyngeal (NP)
Collection Notes: Collect a Nasopharyngeal swab and place in Universal Transport Media. Transport immediately to the laboratory for testing.
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Volume: Preferred Volume: 3 mL UTM; Minimum Volume: 3 mL
Also Acceptable: M5 Viral Transport Media, or VCT (Viral Transport Media)
Performed: Monday - Sunday
Reported: PCR: 24 Hours, Culture: 72 hours
Methodology: Influenza A/B/RSV: Real-time PCR
Parainfluenza Virus 1, 2, 3 and Adenovirus: Rapid Shell Vial Culture
CPT: 87631, 87254 (x4)
LOINC: 50024-9, 62462-7, 76089-2
Stability: Room Temperature: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 72 Hours; Frozen: 30 Days
Reference Range:
Influenza A:      Not detected
Influenza B:      Not detected
RSV:              Not detected
Adenovirus:       Not detected
Parainfluenza 1:  Not detected
Parainfluenza 2:  Not detected
Parainfluenza 3:  Not detected
Notes: Reflex testing to shell vial will only occur if the Influenza and RSV are Not Detected. This test does not detect CMV or Enterovirus (including EV-68). Please order ACM Test No. 1404 and indicate specific viruses on the requisition.