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Time Sensitive
Ordering Recommendation

Use for rapid detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children. For adults and inpatients with suspected RSV, Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR (0060764) is recommended.

Mnemonic
RSV
Methodology

Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Respiratory specimen: Nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab, or washing, or tracheal aspirate.

Specimen Preparation

Fluid: Transfer 3 mL specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 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.
Swab:
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

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Dry swabs, eSwab.

Remarks

Specimen source preferred.

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Due to high sensitivity (85-95%) and specificity (95-99%), this is the recommended test for the detection of RSV.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87280

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060288 Respiratory Syncytial Virus DFA 5877-6
0060339 RSV Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • RSV
  • RSV Ag
  • RSV Antigen
Respiratory Syncytial Virus DFA