Parainfluenza 1-4 by RT-PCR
2006247
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
PARAFLUPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
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
Frozen.

Submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
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: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
87798 x 4
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2006248Parainfluenza Source
2006249Parainfluenza 1 Detection by RT-PCR
2006250Parainfluenza 2 Detection by RT-PCR
2006251Parainfluenza 3 Detection by RT-PCR
2006252Parainfluenza 4 Detection by RT-PCR
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Paraflu 1-4 PCR