Respiratory Viruses DFA with Reflex to Viral Culture, Respiratory
0060281
 
Ordering Recommendation
Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR.
Mnemonic
RSPFAC
Methodology
Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain/Cell Culture
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal (aspirate, swab, or washing), or tracheal aspirate.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. 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.
Swab
: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Calcium alginate, dry or wood swabs. Slides.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
If DFA is negative or inadequate, then a respiratory viral culture will be added. Additional charges apply.

Sensitivity of DFA methodology is dependent upon adequacy of the specimen. If specimen contains fewer than 20 cells, then the DFA result will be reported as "inadequate."
CPT Code(s)
87276; 87275; 87279 x3; 87280; 87260; 87299; if reflexed add 87252; if definitive identification performed, add 87253.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060294Influenza A - DFA
0060295Influenza B - DFA
0060296Parainfluenza Type 1 - DFA
0060297Parainfluenza Type 2 - DFA
0060298Parainfluenza Type 3 - DFA
0060299Adenovirus - DFA
0060301Respiratory Syncytial Virus - DFA
0060334RSP Fac Source
0060778Human Metapneumovirus DFA
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Adenovirus
  • CMV culture
  • Culture for virus
  • cytomegalovirus
  • enterovirus culture
  • herpes simplex virus
  • HMPV
  • HSV culture
  • human mentapneumovirus by DFA
  • Influenza A
  • influenza A and B culture
  • Influenza B, Parainfluenza Types 1, 2, 3,
  • parainfluenza types 1, 2, 3
  • Respiratory profile, direct detection DFA
  • Respiratory Virus Screen, DFA
  • RSV
  • RSV culture
  • varicella-zoster virus
  • VSV culture