Attached Docs:Physician Update: New Direct Fluorescence Antibody (DFA) Testing Detects Up to 8 Respiratory Viruses
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Alias Names:Flu / Flu A / Flu B / RSV / Metapneumovirus / MPV / RVP6 / Paraflu / Influ
Methodology:Direct Fluorescence Antibody (DFA)
Edit Date:11/10/2010
Components:Influenza A / Influenza B / Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) / Metapheumovirus (MPV) / Parainfluenza Virus / Adenovirus
Released:Same day as tested
CPT Code:87260 / 87275 / 87276 / 87280 / 87299 / 87300
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:Rrefrigerate and transport to the laboratory at 2-8° C. Source of specimen is required.
Stability:From collection to initiation of testing: 72 hours refrigerated; for longer storage, freeze ≤ -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.