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Human metapneumovirus DFA

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8507

 

Methodology: 

Direct immunofluorescence

Schedule: 

On demand

Reported: 

2 hrs after receipt in Virology

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect Nasopharyngeal swabs in viral transport medium.

 

Notes: 

PCR is more sensitive. HMPV PCR is included in Respiratory Virus PCR Panel.

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87299

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 10:21:31 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 10:21:31 AM