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Alias Names:hMPV / DFA / RSV / MPV / Resp / Influ / Flu
Methodology:Direct Fluorescence Antibody (DFA)
Edit Date:11/10/2010
Components:Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) / Metapneumovirus (MPV)
Released:Same day as tested
CPT Code:87280 / 87299
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Nasopharyngeal swabs or nasal swabs using the BD Universal Viral Transport Media (UVT) collection kit (PeaceHealth Laboratories order #11528) with flocked swabs. Nasal aspirates and washes in a sterile container or ≤ 3 mL of nasal aspirate/wash in UVT are also acceptable. Nasopharyngeal swabs in M4 and M4RT are also acceptable, however, M4 and M4RT media is no longer provided by PeaceHealth Laboratories.
Handling:Refrigerate and transport at 2-8° C. Source of specimen is required.
Stability:From collection to initiation of testing: 72 hours refrigerated; freeze for longer storage ≤-70° C
(≤ -70° C freezer required, do not freeze in a standard freezer).
Standard Volume:Aspirates or washes: ≤ 3 mL
Transport:Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice. Source of specimen is required. Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
Rejection Criteria:Dry swabs, collection and transport procedures not followed as described above; slides; insufficient columnar epithelial cells.