Ordering Recommendation

Order to detect human metapneumovirus (hMPV) in children and immunocompromised adults if suspicion remains in spite of negative hMPV DFA test.

Mnemonic
HMPVPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

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

Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), sputum, swabs, washes 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

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



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.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060785 Human Metapneumovirus Source 31208-2
0060786 Human Metapneumovirus by PCR 38917-1
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Aliases
  • hMPV PCR
Human Metapneumovirus by PCR