Detect parainfluenza types 1-4.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
New York DOH Approval Status
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab or sputum.
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.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 1 month
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.
Depends on Specimen/Source/Method
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|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|
- Paraflu 1-4 PCR