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Human Metapneumovirus by PCR
0060784
Ordering Recommendation

Order to detect human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in children and immunocompromised adults if suspicion remains in spite of negative hMPV DFA test.

Mnemonic
HMPVPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), sputum, swabs, washes or pleural fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 1 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Swabs: Place in viral transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060785Human Metapneumovirus Source
0060786Human Metapneumovirus by PCR38917-1
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Aliases
  • hMPV PCR