Parainfluenza 1-4 by RT-PCR
Ordering Recommendation
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab or sputum.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 2 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.  
Storage/Transport Temperature

Submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen source required.  
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

See Compliance Statement B:
Statement B: 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.
CPT Code(s)
87798 x 4
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006248Parainfluenza Source31208-2
2006249Parainfluenza 1 Detection by RT-PCR29908-1
2006250Parainfluenza 2 Detection by RT-PCR29909-9
2006251Parainfluenza 3 Detection by RT-PCR29910-7
2006252Parainfluenza 4 Detection by RT-PCR41010-0
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  • Paraflu 1-4 PCR