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Time Sensitive
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred initial test to detect human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in children and adults.

Mnemonic
HMPVFA
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: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal (aspirate, swab, or washing), or tracheal aspirate.

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze.
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

Calcium alginate, eSwab, dry, or wood swabs. Slides.

Remarks

Specimen source preferred.

Stability

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

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Sensitivity of DFA methodology is dependent upon adequacy of the specimen.  If there are fewer than 20 cells, the DFA result will be reported as "sample inadequate."

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87299

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060778 Human Metapneumovirus DFA 40979-7
0060789 Human Metapneumovirus DFA Source
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Aliases
  • Antigen detection
  • Direct detection
  • HMPV
  • Metapneumovirus
  • MPV
Human Metapneumovirus DFA