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Respiratory syncytial virus, rapid antigen

Lab Section:  Chemistry  
Lab Location:  SRC
Test ID: LAB3465 
Methodology: Immunochromatography
Schedule: Daily,on demand in season
Reported: 1 hour
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: No minimum volume indicated. Collect Nasopharyngeal swabs or aspirates
Use viral collection media supplied by kit manufacturer.
Transport: Deliver to lab Immediately.

Notes: 

Test done only at Shoreline Medical Center and St. Raphael Hospital Laboratories. Performs best in very young children. More rapid but less sensitive than other methods. Use only in RSV season.

Reference Interval:  Negative
CPT Code(s): 87807
Last Changed: 09/24/2014 13:34:59