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40035: Rhinovirus RNA, RT-PCR [47660] Print View
Source      
Rhinovirus RNA RT-PCR     

PRIMARY
1 Nasopharyngeal Aspirate 0.5 (0.4) mL   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Nasopharyngeal Swab   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Swab - Bronchoalveolar   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Bronchial Alveolar Lavage   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Human rhinoviruses are the most frequent cause of acute upper respiratory tract infections in humans and are usually associated with the common cold. Rhinoviruses can also cause lower respiratory tract infections resulting in severe disease in children, in elderly and in immunosuppressed patients. The detection of human rhinoviruses has been carried out traditionally by culture of the virus followed by the acid liability test. The method is time-consuming and laborious. Recently, reverse transcription (RT)-PCR has been shown to be a more rapid and more sensitive method for the detection of rhinoviruses in clinical specimens.
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 approved for New York patient testing.**

Transport Temperature:
Refrigerated

Reject Criteria:
Does not accept Calcium Alginate Swabs.






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