Human Metapneumovirus DFA
0060779
 
Ordering Recommendation
Preferred initial test to detect human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in children and adults.
Mnemonic
HMPVFA
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
Do not freeze.
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
Calcium alginate, eSwab, dry, or wood swabs. Slides.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
Note
Sensitivity of DFA methodology is dependent upon adequacy of the specimen. If there are fewer than 20 cells, the DFA result will be reported as "sample inadequate."
CPT Code(s)
87299
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060778Human Metapneumovirus DFA
0060789Human Metapneumovirus DFA Source
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Cross References
  • Antigen detection
  • Direct detection
  • HMPV
  • Metapneumovirus
  • MPV