Ordering Recommendation

Not a recommended test.

Mnemonic
RSPFAPCR
Methodology

Direct Fluorescent Antibody Stain/Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

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

Nasal aspirate or nasopharyngeal swab.

Specimen Preparation

Fluid: Transfer 3 mL specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 1 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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

If DFA is negative or inadequate for influenza, then Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR (ARUP test code 0060764) will be added. Additional charges apply.

Sensitivity of DFA methodology is dependent upon adequacy of the specimen. If the specimen contains fewer than 20 cells, then DFA results will be reported as "inadequate."

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87276; 87275; 87279 x3; 87280; 87260; 87299; if reflexed, add 87631

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060294 Influenza A - DFA 5863-6
0060295 Influenza B - DFA 5867-7
0060296 Parainfluenza Type 1 - DFA 5869-3
0060297 Parainfluenza Type 2 - DFA 5871-9
0060298 Parainfluenza Type 3 - DFA 5873-5
0060299 Adenovirus - DFA 5834-7
0060301 Respiratory Syncytial Virus - DFA 5877-6
0060778 Human Metapneumovirus DFA 40979-7
2002581 Respiratory Virus DFA, PCR Reflex Source
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Aliases
  • Adenovirus
  • HMPV
  • human mentapneumovirus by DFA
  • Influenza A and B by PCR
  • Influenza A and Influenza B by DFA
  • Influenza confirmation
  • Parainfluenza Types 1, 2, 3
  • Respiratory profile, direct detection DFA
  • Respiratory syncytial virus confirmation
  • Respiratory Virus Screen, DFA
  • RSV
  • RSV by PCR
Respiratory Viruses DFA with Reflex to Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR