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Respiratory virus DFA

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3440

 

Methodology: 

Immunofluorescence

Schedule: 

On demand

Reported: 

2 hours when Virology open

Specimen Requirements: 

Nasopharyngeal swab in 2.0 mL viral transport medium.

 

Notes: 

Panel includes RSV, influenza A & B, parainfluenza 1-3, and adenovirus. Sensitivity of DFA compared to PCR ranges from 40% for adenovirus to 80% for others. Performs best in young children.

Reference Interval: 

CPT Code(s): 

87300

CPT Code(s): 

87300

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 3:45:16 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 3:45:16 PM