Parainfluenza 1-4 by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Detect parainfluenza types 1-4.

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen source required. 
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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.

Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2006248Parainfluenza Source31208-2
2006249Parainfluenza 1 by PCR29908-1
2006250Parainfluenza 2 by PCR29909-9
2006251Parainfluenza 3 by PCR29910-7
2006252Parainfluenza 4 by PCR41010-0
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  • Paraflu 1-4 PCR