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65200:RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV) ANTIGEN DETECTION, RAPID
Alias Names:RSV
Methodology:Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay
Edit Date:12/30/2008
Performed:Daily
Released:Same day.
CPT Code:87420
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Nasopharyngeal Swab: using a sterile polyester swab, place the swab in M4/M4RT transport medium. Swab in 0.5-3.0 mL sterile saline is also acceptable. (M5 also acceptable but not supplied).
Nasal Wash/Aspirate: collect nasal wash/aspirate in 2-5 mL sterile saline and submit in a sterile leakproof container.
Handling:Refrigerate and send to laboratory immediately.
Stability:48 hours refrigerated. Specimen unstable ambient or frozen.
Standard Volume:1-5 mL nasal wash/aspirate
Minimum Volume:0.5 mL nasal wash/aspirate
Transport:Refrigerated or on wet ice.
Comments:The BinaxNOW RSV Test is designed for use in neonatal and pediatric patients under the age of 5.
Rejection Criteria:Bloody specimen; non-respiratory or lower respiratory specimen (sputum and bronchial); throat; specimen improperly handled or transported; leaking specimen.
Negative