Ordering Recommendation

Detect parainfluenza types 1-4.

Mnemonic
PARAFLUPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-5 days

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

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab or sputum.

Specimen Preparation

Fluid: Transfer 2 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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or test-specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by this assay.

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.

Compliance Category

Depends on Specimen/Source/Method

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87631

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2006248 Parainfluenza Source 31208-2
2006249 Parainfluenza 1 by PCR 29908-1
2006250 Parainfluenza 2 by PCR 29909-9
2006251 Parainfluenza 3 by PCR 29910-7
2006252 Parainfluenza 4 by PCR 41010-0
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Aliases
  • Paraflu 1-4 PCR
Parainfluenza 1-4 by PCR