Test directory: RSV Antigen

Ordering Code 6668
Test Name RSV Antigen
Alias Respiratory Syncytial Virus Antigen
RSV Antigen Detection
Preferred Specimen Nasopharyngeal swab or Nasal wash/aspirate
Preferred Container Viral Transport Medium (M4, M4-RT, M6, UTM)
Optimum Volume 2 Swabs or 3 mL of fluid
Collection Instructions Place swabs or up to 3 mL of wash/aspirate in viral transport media immediately upon collection and refrigerate
If specimen is to be sent frozen, it must be frozen at -70 degrees C.
Handling Instructions Use sterile normal saline for Nasopharyngeal washes
Do NOT use cotton or wooden shafted swabs for collection.
Transport Requirements Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability Ambient: 1 Hour
Refrigerated: 2 Days
Frozen at -70 degrees C: 1 Week
Rejection Criteria Calcium alginate swab, Cotton swab, Specimen older than stability limits, Wooden shaft swab, Non-respiratory specimens, Specimen not in viral transport media
Avail. Stat YES
Analytic Time Up to 1 Day
Methodology Chromatographic Immunoassay

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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.