Respiratory Syncytial Virus DFA
0060288
Ordering Recommendation
Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR.
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Mnemonic
RSV
Methodology
Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain
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: 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 an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry swabs, eSwab.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
Due to high sensitivity (85-95%) and specificity (95-99%), this is the recommended test for the detection of RSV.
CPT Code(s)
87280
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060288Respiratory Syncytial Virus DFA
0060339RSV Source
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Cross References
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • RSV
  • RSV Ag
  • RSV Antigen