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Flu/RSV RT-PCR (Labor and delivery), nasopharynx

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8936

 

Methodology: 

Real-time PCR

Schedule: 

On demand

Reported: 

3 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport media.

Call the laboratory to ensure rapid result, especially if night shift.
Unacceptable conditions: Patients not in labor

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Patient in labor with flu-like symptoms during influenza season.

More sensitive than DFA and more rapid result than routine PCR assay. Available all shifts during flu season.

Reference Interval: 

Not detected

CPT Code(s): 

87631

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 10:37:14 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 10:37:14 AM