RESPIRATORY FA - PEDIATRIC

LAB3232
RESPFP

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 specimen.

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 Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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 is received within specified testing hours.

Next day if sample is received after specified testing hours.

Synonyms

  • LAB3232
  • RESPFP

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

CPT Codes

87279 (3); 87280

Collection

LAB3232
RESPFP

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 specimen.

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 Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

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 is received within specified testing hours.

Next day if sample is received after specified testing hours.

Synonyms

  • LAB3232
  • RESPFP
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87279 (3); 87280

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