Human Metapneumovirus by RT-PCR
0060784
Ordering Recommendation
Order to detect human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in children and immunocompromised adults if suspicion remains in spite of negative hMPV DFA test.
Mnemonic
HMPVPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days  
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), sputum, swabs, washes or pleural fluid.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 1 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) 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. Swabs: Place in viral transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.   
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months  
Reference Interval
   
Interpretive Data
This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

See Compliance Statement A: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement A: Analyte specific reagents (ASR) are used in many laboratory tests necessary for standard medical care and generally do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or clearance. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060785Human Metapneumovirus Source
0060786Human Metapneumovirus by RT-PCR
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Aliases
  • hMPV PCR