Test directory: Respiratory Virus Scrn,Rflx to Cult

Ordering Code 5480
Test Name Respiratory Virus Scrn,Rflx to Cult
Alias Viral Respiratory, Rapid Culture
w/ Reflex
Preferred Specimen Nasopharyngeal Aspirate, Wash or Swab; Throat Swab or
Washings; Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Preferred Container Viral Transport Media (e.g. M4 Transport Media)
Optimum Volume 4 mL of Washings 2 Swabs
Handling Instructions If shipping frozen specimens with dry ice, ship according to
IATA regulations.
Transport Requirements Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Other: If transport time is >2 days, specimens must be
frozen at -70 deg. and shipped on dry ice.
Specimen Stability Ambient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 4 Days
Frozen -20 deg C: Not Stable
Frozen -70 deg C: 30 Days
Rejection Criteria Ambient, Not in viral transport media, Received frozen at -20 deg C, Dry swabs, Throat swab on <2 year old patients,
Received in formalin or other fixatives, Respiratory
Secretions, Sputum
Avail. Stat NO
Analytic Time 1 Month
Methodology Centrifuge Enhanced Culture, Immunofluorescence Stain
Reference Lab  Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

Component Age Male Norm Male Critical Low Male Critical High Female Norm Female Critical High Female Critical Low Units Add'l info
Source ALL See report.
Respiratory Virus Rapid Culture ALL See report.