Respiratory Viruses DFA
0060289
Ordering Recommendation
Not a preferred stand-alone test.
Mnemonic
RSPFA
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: 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 an individually sealed bag.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry swabs, eSwab. Slides.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Viral culture of DFA-negative specimens is strongly recommended.  Refer to Respiratory Viruses DFA with Reflex to Viral Culture (0060281). The sensitivity of DFA testing for RSV is greater than 95% and does not require culture backup.
CPT Code(s)
87276; 87275; 87279 x3; 87280; 87260; 87299
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060308Influenza A, DFA5863-6
0060309Influenza B, DFA5867-7
0060311Parainfluenza Type 1, DFA5869-3
0060312Parainfluenza Type 2, DFA5871-9
0060313Parainfluenza Type 3, DFA5873-5
0060314Adenovirus, DFA5834-7
0060316Respiratory Syncytial Virus, DFA5877-6
0060340RSPFA Source31208-2
0060778Human Metapneumovirus DFA40979-7
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Aliases
  • Adenovirus
  • HMPV
  • human mentapneumovirus by DFA
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza B, Parainfluenza Types 1, 2, 3,
  • Respiratory profile, direct detection DFA
  • Respiratory Virus Screen, DFA
  • RSV