Order to detect human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in children and immunocompromised adults if suspicion remains in spite of negative hMPV DFA test.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), sputum, swabs, washes or pleural fluid.
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.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months
Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. 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, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060785||Human Metapneumovirus Source||31208-2|
|0060786||Human Metapneumovirus by PCR||38917-1|
- hMPV PCR