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.
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 Name
0060308Influenza A, DFA
0060309Influenza B, DFA
0060311Parainfluenza Type 1, DFA
0060312Parainfluenza Type 2, DFA
0060313Parainfluenza Type 3, DFA
0060314Adenovirus, DFA
0060316Respiratory Syncytial Virus, DFA
0060340RSPFA 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
  • HMPV
  • human mentapneumovirus by DFA
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza B, Parainfluenza Types 1, 2, 3,
  • Respiratory profile, direct detection DFA
  • Respiratory Virus Screen, DFA
  • RSV