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Parainfluenza 1-4 by PCR
2006247
Ordering Recommendation

Detect parainfluenza types 1-4.

Mnemonic
PARAFLUPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-5 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
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab or sputum. 
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 2 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. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this assay.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006248Parainfluenza Source31208-2
2006249Parainfluenza 1 by PCR29908-1
2006250Parainfluenza 2 by PCR29909-9
2006251Parainfluenza 3 by PCR29910-7
2006252Parainfluenza 4 by PCR41010-0
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Aliases
  • Paraflu 1-4 PCR