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Test Code LAB3359 Respiratory Pathogens by Film Array

Important Note

This test detects traditional respiratory viruses. Please consider test #8889 HSV Culture or #4234 CMV Culture if clinically indicated.

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not detectable by this test. A positive result for coronavirus indicates a non-COVID-19 strain.

COVID-19: Spectrum Health and SHMG Providers and staff please follow instructions on InSite. 

Test Name Alias

Film Array Respiratory Viruses Metapneumovirus Antigen by DFA 7167 55134 Respiratory Viruses by Film Array | 8206

Ordering Instructions

Repeat orders will not be accepted on subsequent specimens submitted within 7 days.

Icons & Photos

3-mL UTM/Swab set (UTM medium w/regular flocked swab)  #652889 Sterile container with screw-on lid #850516

 

Collection Instructions

For optimal detection, collect NP swabs for patients with primarily upper respiratory tract infections and BAL for patients with lower respiratory tract infections. Do not send both a NP swab and BAL fluid to the lab for testing.

 

Submit only one specimen type:

 

Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal Swab (NP)
Container/Tube: 3-mL UTM/Swab set (UTM medium with Regular Flocked Swab)
Collection Instructions:  

  • If possible, obtain specimen during the acute phase of the illness during the greatest amount of viral shedding. 
  • Tilt the head of the patient, gently insert the swab through one of the nostrils and into the nasal passage.
  • Rotate the swab tip several times across the mucosal surface.
  • Remove the swab and insert into the red top tube of viral transport medium (UTM) immediately.
  • Push the swab into the tube and break the plastic shaft swab at the break line.
  • Replace cap and screw on tightly.
  • Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth)
  • Send to lab immediately

 

Specimen Type: Bronchoalveolar Lavage, BAL
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Volume: 2 mL
Minimum volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

  • Label container with patient’s full name and birthdate or Spectrum Health MRN. Also include specimen source.
  • Collect the lavage (not less than 1-2 mL of fresh, unfixed material) in a sterile, leak-proof container. 
  • Indicate on the order site lobe and pertinent clinical data (i.e. clinical impression, past diagnosis, radiographic findings and history of radiation or chemotherapy should be included in the order.) 
  • Refrigerate if there will be a delay in reaching the laboratory.

 

UNACCEPATABLE Specimen Types: NP washings, Sputum, Tracheal lavage/aspirate

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

Refrigerate: UTM – 3 days

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

Test Frequency

Available daily, routine TAT 24 hours.

 

STAT TAT is 2 hours from receipt at SHRL (35 Michigan, Grand Rapids). Test is run as soon as the specimen arrives in the SHRL Microbiology department.

Reference Range

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is not detectable by this test. A positive result for coronavirus indicates a non-COVID-19 strain.

Negative for Adenovirus PCR, Bordetella PCR, Chlamydophila pneumoniae PCR, Coronavirus 229E PCR, Coronavirus HKU1 PCR, Coronavirus NL63 PCR, Coronavirus OC43 PCR, Influenza A 2009 H1 PCR, Influenza A H1 PCR, Influenza A H3 PCR, Influenza A PCR, Influenza B PCR, Metapneumovirus PCR, Mycoplasma pneumoniae PCR, Parainfluenza 1 PCR, Parainfluenza 2 PCR, Parainfluenza 3 PCR, Parainfluenza 4 PCR, Respiratory Syncytial Virus PCR, Rhinovirus-Enterovirus PCR

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

CPT

87633

CDM Code

4048922

Epic Test ID

1230100690

Interface Order Alias

11668

LOINC

Adenovirus PCR: 39528-5

Bordetella pertussis PCR: 23826-1

Chlamydophila pneumonia PCR: 34645-2

Coronavirus 229E PCR: 41003-5

Coronavirus HKU1 PCR: 62423-9

Coronavirus NL63 PCR: 41005-0

Coronavirus OC43 PCR: 41009-2

Influenza A PCR: 34487-9

Influenza A H3 PCR: 49524-2

Influenza A H1 PCR: 49521-8

Influenza A 2009 H1 PCR: 55465-9

Influenza B PCR: 40982-1

Metapneumovirus PCR: 38917-1

Mycoplasma pneumonia PCR: 29257-3

Parainfluenza 1 PCR: 29908-1

Parainfluenza 2 PCR: 29909-9

Parainfluenza 3 PCR: 29910-7

Parainfluenza 4 PCR: 41010-0

RSV PCR: 40988-8

Rhinovirus-Enterovirus PCR: 40991-2

 

Mayo Access Code

SHO11668

Reviewed Date

3/18/2020