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Test

Code
M045
Name
RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS DIRECT DFA
Description

Alternative Names: BRONCHIOLITIS, RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS, RSV DIRECT, 8467, Y131, M045
Includes: RSV DFA, RSV Concentration, Source
Sample Type: Throat or Nasopharyngeal Washings, Swab in Viral Transport Media, Sputum, Bronchoscopic Samples, Prepared Smears of Respiratory Secretions
Preferred Container: Sterile Cup or Viral Transport Media
Sample Volume: Swab, 2.0 mL Fluid, 2 Smears
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Testing Frequency: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Expected Turn Around Time: 3 Days
Testing Facility: AEL
CPT Codes: 87280
Methodology: Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain For Group Antigen Of Respiratory Syncytial Virus; Usually Ordered As A Component Of RAP (Respiratory Antigen Profile). And In Conjunction With Culture.
Notes: Maximum sensitivity is obtained when ordered in conjunction with culture.