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Epic Code LAB495 Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Rapid

Test Name Alias

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Rapid | RSV | 8793 | RSV Rapid

Interface Order Alias

10806

Clinical Information

The intended use of this test is only for pediatric patients (less than 5 years of age).

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Viral Transport Media (UTM) Kit with Mini-Tip Swab for NP collection [ITM-1140078]  

Note: Saline Collection Kit is acceptable container but no longer supplied as of 2/14/22

Collection Instructions

Submit only one of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal swab (NP)
Container/Tube: UTM with NP swab or Saline kit with NP swab
Collection Instructions:

  • 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)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate
Container/Tube: Viral Transport Media (UTM)
Collection Instructions: If possible, obtain specimen during the acute phase of the illness during the greatest amount of viral shedding.

  • Nasopharyngeal wash-volumes of 2-3 mL are recommended. (Excessive wash volumes may decrease the sensitivity of the assay).
  • Place specimen in viral transport media (UTM).
  • Label specimen with at least 2 patient identifiers (usually name and date of birth)
  • Transport within 24 hours.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

 

Unacceptable specimens include: anaerobic gel swabs, charcoal swabs, wooden shafted swabs, calcium alginate swabs, cotton swabs, bronchial washes and lavages and throat swabs.

Specimen Stability

Room Temperature: 24 hours

Refrigerated 4°C : 24 hours

Laboratory Retention: 3 days

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 2 hrs.

Reference Range

Negative: Negative for Respiratory Syncytial Virus antigen.

Positive: Positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus antigen.

Performing Department

MICROBIOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Kelsey Laboratory, Lakeview, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay)

CPT

87420

CDM Code

4114132

Epic Test ID

1230101124

Beaker LOINC

RSV ANTIGEN ASSAY RAPID: 5877-6

Reviewed Date

7/31/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: RSV RAPID ANTIGEN
Beaker Display Name: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Rapid
BEAKER TEST NAME: RSV RAPID
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: RSV Rapid

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
KL MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated
ZH MICROBIOLOGY: LIQUID MEDIA (Preferred)-Refrigerated