RESPIRATORY FA - ADULT

LAB3231
RESPFA

 

Collect

2.0 mL nasal wash, aspirate, or BAL (bronchial alveolar lavage) in a sterile container.

Pediatric Collection

1.0 mL minimum volume.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen improperly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; frozen specimen; specimen with no epithelial cells; 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)

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours.

Remarks

This test will detect Influenza A, Influenza B, and Adenovirus.

Blood and mucus may cause interference. Samples collected on swabs may give suboptimal results.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Performed

Daily 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Methodology

Immunofluorescence

Reported

Same day if sample received within specified testing hours.

Next day if received after specified testing hours.

Synonyms

  • LAB3231
  • RESPFA

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

CPT Codes

87260; 87275; 87276

Collection

LAB3231
RESPFA

 

Collect

2.0 mL nasal wash, aspirate, or BAL (bronchial alveolar lavage) in a sterile container.

Pediatric Collection

1.0 mL minimum volume.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen improperly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; frozen specimen; specimen with no epithelial cells; 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)

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours.

Remarks

This test will detect Influenza A, Influenza B, and Adenovirus.

Blood and mucus may cause interference. Samples collected on swabs may give suboptimal results.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Ordering

Performed

Daily 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Methodology

Immunofluorescence

Reported

Same day if sample received within specified testing hours.

Next day if received after specified testing hours.

Synonyms

  • LAB3231
  • RESPFA
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87260; 87275; 87276

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