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16047: RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Specimen Source:      
RSV RNA, Qualitative PCR R-T RT-PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Throat Swab in M4 3 (0.4) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Nasopharyngeal Swab in M4   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  Sputum (Induced)   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Tracheal Lavage/Wash   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)  
  VCM Medium   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Bronchial Lavage/Wash   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Nasopharyngeal Lavage/Was   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  

This test is used to determine the presence of Respiratory Synctial Virus (RSV) in a patient's specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.

Respiratory Samples in M4 Media: Use sterile vials containing 3
mL of sterile M4 media. If using swabs, use only sterile
Dacron or rayon swabs with plastic shafts. Do NOT use calcium
alginate swabs, as they may contain substances that inhibit PCR
testing. Break applicator sticks off near tip to permit tightening
of the cap.
Bronchial Lavage/Wash, Nasopharyngeal Aspirate/wash, Tracheal
Lavage/Wash: Collect in a sterile container with a leak-proof cap.
Sputum: Collect in a sputum collection kit or a sterile,plastic
container with a leak-proof cap.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
**This test is not available for New York patient testing at Focus Diagnostics, Inc.**






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