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Alias Names:RVP / RSV / H1N1
Methodology:Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction / Fluid Microbead Assay
Edit Date:7/7/2010
Components:Human Influenza A / Human Influenza B / RSV A / RSV B / Parainfluenza 1 / Parainfluenza 2 / Parainfluenza 3 / Human Metapneumovirus / Rhinovirus / Adenovirus
Performed:Monday - Saturday
Released:24-48 hours
CPT Code:87798 x12
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Nasopharyngeal Swab: Use a sterile polyester flexible shaft NP swab and place in M4/M4-RT transport media.
Nasal Wash/Aspirate: Collect nasal wash/aspirate in 2-5 mL sterile saline and submit in a sterile leak-proof container.
BAL/Sputum: Collect in a sterile leak-proof container. Refrigerate.
Handling:Refrigerate or freeze.
Stability:48 hours refrigerated or 3 months frozen.
Standard Volume:1-5 mL nasal wash/aspirate.
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL nasal wash/aspirate.
Transport:Refrigerated or frozen.
Comments:This assay detects Human Influenza A, Human Influenza B, RSV A, RSV B, Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, Human Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus, and Adenovirus.
Rejection Criteria:Leaking or non-sterile container; specimen improperly handled or transported.