Respiratory Syncytial Virus DFA
0060288
Ordering Recommendation
Use for rapid detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children. For adults and inpatients with suspected RSV, Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PC (0060764) is recommended.
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.
Submit With Order
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 NameLOINC
0060288Respiratory Syncytial Virus DFA5877-6
0060339RSV Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • RSV
  • RSV Ag
  • RSV Antigen