RESPIRATORY VIRAL CULTURE PANEL

LAB8907
CRRVSV, CRRVTB

Collect

Nasopharyngeal (NP) or throat swab submitted in viral transport media; or 3 mL nasal wash/aspirate, bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL), tracheal aspirate, sputum, or pleural fluid in a sterile container; or respiratory tissue/biopsy in viral transport media.

 

Click here for nasopharyngeal and nasal wash specimen collection instructions.

 

Pediatric Collection

2 mL minimum volume.

Unacceptable Conditions

Dry swab (not in viral transport media); wooden-shafted or calcium alginate swab; sample not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume;non-respiratory specimens; specimens not refrigerated/frozen at indicated temperatures.

Storage/Transport Temperature

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

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Temperature-labile organisms

Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen (-70 degrees C): Greater than 24 hours.

Remarks

This panel consistes of the following tests:

  • Respiratory Viral SV Culture
  • Respiratory Viral Tube Culture

Specimens should be collected during early onset of illness and delivered to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Performed

Daily. Specimens received after 1:30 PM will be processed on the following day.

Methodology

Spin-enhanced tissue culture and immunofluorescence at 48 hours for Influenza A, Influenza B, Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Adenovirus.

Reported

Rapid shell vial culture: 2 days; Tube culture: 18 days.

Synonyms

  • CRRVSV
  • CRRVTB

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

CPT Codes

87252; 87254 (7). Additional charges are possible based on findings.

Collection

LAB8907
CRRVSV, CRRVTB

Collect

Nasopharyngeal (NP) or throat swab submitted in viral transport media; or 3 mL nasal wash/aspirate, bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL), tracheal aspirate, sputum, or pleural fluid in a sterile container; or respiratory tissue/biopsy in viral transport media.

 

Click here for nasopharyngeal and nasal wash specimen collection instructions.

 

Pediatric Collection

2 mL minimum volume.

Unacceptable Conditions

Dry swab (not in viral transport media); wooden-shafted or calcium alginate swab; sample not properly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume;non-respiratory specimens; specimens not refrigerated/frozen at indicated temperatures.

Storage/Transport Temperature

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

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Temperature-labile organisms

Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen (-70 degrees C): Greater than 24 hours.

Remarks

This panel consistes of the following tests:

  • Respiratory Viral SV Culture
  • Respiratory Viral Tube Culture

Specimens should be collected during early onset of illness and delivered to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Ordering

Performed

Daily. Specimens received after 1:30 PM will be processed on the following day.

Methodology

Spin-enhanced tissue culture and immunofluorescence at 48 hours for Influenza A, Influenza B, Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Adenovirus.

Reported

Rapid shell vial culture: 2 days; Tube culture: 18 days.

Synonyms

  • CRRVSV
  • CRRVTB
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Virology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87252; 87254 (7). Additional charges are possible based on findings.

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