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Test ID NBLD0229 RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV)

AKA

RSV

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen of choice: Nasopharyngeal swab. Gently insert Flocked Mini-Nylon tipped swab (Lawson item #6185885) into posterior nasopharynx. Rotate swab slowly for 5 seconds to adsorb secretions, remove swab. Place in M4RT viral transport media (Lawson item #6190081) breaking the swab off at the indicated mark.

Alternative Specimen: Nasal Wash. Tilt patient head back about 70 degrees. Instill 2-3 mL of sterile saline into each nostril. Aspirate saline with bulb syringe or secretion trap and suction device. Place fluid into sterile container and submit to the laboratory. Nasal wash kits are available through the warehouse (Lawson item #6189875).

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (nasal wash)

Transport Temperature

Deliver immediately to the lab. If transport delayed, refrigerate until shipping and keep cool during transport.

Performed Test Frequency

5 times daily Monday through Friday. 3 times daily Saturday and Sunday.

Methodology

Immunochromatographic Membrane Assay (Lateral Flow).

CPT

87807

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo