Respiratory Viruses DFA with Reflex to Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Not a recommended test.

Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain/Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Nasal aspirate or nasopharyngeal swab. 
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 3 mL specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to 3 mL viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Place in 3 mL viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Calcium alginate, eSwab, dry or wood swabs. Slides. 
Specimen source preferred. 
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

If DFA is negative or inadequate for influenza, then Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR (ARUP test code 0060764) will be added. Additional charges apply.

Sensitivity of DFA methodology is dependent upon adequacy of the specimen. If the specimen contains fewer than 20 cells, then DFA results will be reported as "inadequate."
Hotline History
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CPT Code(s)
87276; 87275; 87279 x3; 87280; 87260; 87299; if reflexed, add 87631
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060294Influenza A - DFA5863-6
0060295Influenza B - DFA5867-7
0060296Parainfluenza Type 1 - DFA5869-3
0060297Parainfluenza Type 2 - DFA5871-9
0060298Parainfluenza Type 3 - DFA5873-5
0060299Adenovirus - DFA5834-7
0060301Respiratory Syncytial Virus - DFA5877-6
0060778Human Metapneumovirus DFA40979-7
2002581Respiratory Virus DFA, PCR Reflex Source
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
  • Adenovirus
  • HMPV
  • human mentapneumovirus by DFA
  • Influenza A and B by PCR
  • Influenza A and Influenza B by DFA
  • Influenza confirmation
  • Parainfluenza Types 1, 2, 3
  • Respiratory profile, direct detection DFA
  • Respiratory syncytial virus confirmation
  • Respiratory Virus Screen, DFA
  • RSV
  • RSV by PCR