RSV RAPID ANTIGEN

Effective 12/2016:  Testing no longer available at PCL Lab.
Please use RSV PCR order:   LAB3347

 

Collect

Nasopharyngeal swabs (other than calcium alginate), nasal washes, tracheal aspirates, BALs. NP swabs submitted dry, in sterile saline or viral transport media (M6).

Pediatric Collection

0.5 mL minimum volume.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen improperly identified; incorrect container (calcium alginate swabs); insufficient sample volume; non-respiratory specimens; excessively mucoid or bloody specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Transport same day refrigerated or on ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Refrigerated: 24 hours.

Remarks

Interfering substances include excessive mucus and gross blood.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Rapid immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of RSV fusion protein antigen.

Reported

Same day

Synonyms

  • LAB3268
  • Respiratory Syncytial Antigen

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

CPT Codes

87807

Collection

Effective 12/2016:  Testing no longer available at PCL Lab.
Please use RSV PCR order:   LAB3347

 

Collect

Nasopharyngeal swabs (other than calcium alginate), nasal washes, tracheal aspirates, BALs. NP swabs submitted dry, in sterile saline or viral transport media (M6).

Pediatric Collection

0.5 mL minimum volume.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen improperly identified; incorrect container (calcium alginate swabs); insufficient sample volume; non-respiratory specimens; excessively mucoid or bloody specimens.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Transport same day refrigerated or on ice.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Refrigerated: 24 hours.

Remarks

Interfering substances include excessive mucus and gross blood.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Rapid immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of RSV fusion protein antigen.

Reported

Same day

Synonyms

  • LAB3268
  • Respiratory Syncytial Antigen
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87807

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