RSV QUAL BY PCR

LAB3347
UHRSVPCR

 

Collect

Respiratory sample submitted in a sterile container, in sterile saline, sterile PBS, or viral transport media. Do NOT use wood-shafted or calcium alginate swabs.

For PCLealth providers: Flocked swabs (Lawson #63252) and M6 Viral Transport Media (Lawson # 64758) may be used for specimen collection. 

Acceptable specimens include nasppharyngeal swabs, nasal washes, bronchial washes, BAL (bronchoalveolar lavage), and CSF. 
Specimen source must be on order or requisition.

Pediatric Collection

At least 1.0 mL of sample in a sterile container.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; contaminated specimen; improper storage conditions; specimen submitted in fixative; specimen sources not identified above as acceptable.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Transport refrigerated or on ice.  Transport same day.  If delivery is not expected within 24 hours, freeze at -70 degreees C and ship on dry ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen (-70 degrees C): 6 months.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Molecular Diagnostics

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Reported

Same day

Synonyms

  • UHRSVPCR
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus PCR

Interpretive Data

Not Detected (negative)
Detected (positive)

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Molecular Diagnostics

CPT Codes

87798
Collection
LAB3347
UHRSVPCR

 

Collect

Respiratory sample submitted in a sterile container, in sterile saline, sterile PBS, or viral transport media. Do NOT use wood-shafted or calcium alginate swabs.

For PCLealth providers: Flocked swabs (Lawson #63252) and M6 Viral Transport Media (Lawson # 64758) may be used for specimen collection. 

Acceptable specimens include nasppharyngeal swabs, nasal washes, bronchial washes, BAL (bronchoalveolar lavage), and CSF. 
Specimen source must be on order or requisition.

Pediatric Collection

At least 1.0 mL of sample in a sterile container.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; contaminated specimen; improper storage conditions; specimen submitted in fixative; specimen sources not identified above as acceptable.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Transport refrigerated or on ice.  Transport same day.  If delivery is not expected within 24 hours, freeze at -70 degreees C and ship on dry ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen (-70 degrees C): 6 months.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Molecular Diagnostics
Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Reported

Same day

Synonyms

  • UHRSVPCR
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus PCR
Result Interpretation

Interpretive Data

Not Detected (negative)
Detected (positive)

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Molecular Diagnostics
Administrative

CPT Codes

87798

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