Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test to confirm respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or influenza in general inpatients and RSV in adults.

Mnemonic
RESPMINI
Methodology

Qualitative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

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

Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab, or pleural fluid.

Specimen Preparation

Fluid: Transfer 1 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. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
  Influenza A by PCR Negative
  Influenza B by PCR Negative
  RSV by PCR Negative

Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or assay specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by the assay.

Compliance Category

Depends on Specimen/Source/Method

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87631

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060765 Influenza A by PCR 34487-9
0060766 Influenza B by PCR 40982-1
0060767 RSV by PCR 40988-8
0060768 Respiratory Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Influenza
  • Influenza A and B
  • Influenza A PCR
  • Influenza B PCR
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • RSV
  • RSV Molecular Detection, PCR
  • RSV PCR
Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR