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
New York DOH Approval Status
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
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060785||Human Metapneumovirus Source||31208-2|
|0060786||Human Metapneumovirus by PCR||38917-1|
- hMPV PCR