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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.

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