Respiratory Viruses Rapid Culture
2001504
 
Ordering Recommendation
Detects common respiratory viruses. Offers improved turnaround time over respiratory viral culture. Molecular methods may offer improved sensitivity.
Mnemonic
V RESPC
Methodology
Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-6 days
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 a separate, 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
Culture negative for respiratory viruses.
Interpretive Data
The respiratory viruses that can be isolated by this culture include: adenovirus; influenza A and B; parainfluenza types 1, 2, 3; and RSV. Other viruses (such as HSV, CMV, and human metapneumovirus) will not be routinely detected in this culture. This test has decreased sensitivity for detection of adenovirus.
Note
CPT Code(s)
87254
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2001504Culture, Respiratory Virus Rapid
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Cross References
  • adenovirus culture
  • influenza A & B culture
  • parainfluenza types 1, 2, 3 culture
  • Respiratory virus Culture
  • RSV culture
  • Viral Culture, Rapid Respiratory