Name: RSV Detection
Test Name: RSV Detection
Health Link Test Code: HCRSVD
LIS Test Code: RSVPCR
CPT Code(s): 87634
Detection of respiratory syncytial virus in respiratory specimens.
Days Performed: See Additional Information.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 day.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 2 hours.
Specimen: Nasopharyngeal Minitip swab (flocked swab)
Collection Container: UTM(Universal Transport Medium)
Obtain UTM from UWHC Central Services, item #4010148.
For best specimen intergrity transport specimen to the laboratory on coolant pack.
Swabs other than nasopharyngeal flocked swabs are not acceptable.
Transport media without a swab are not acceptable.
Refrigerated M4 or room temperature M4 (M4RT) are not acceptable.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Proper collection and transport of specimen is of critical importance in direct detection.
Refer to Nasopharyngeal Swab Collection for Respiratory PCR Testing for proper collection.
Nasopharyngeal Swab Collection for Respiratory PCR Testing
Do not submit samples for test of cure.
Do not order simultaneously with Respiratory Virus Panel with Bordetella, PCR [RVPBPCR].