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8355: Adenovirus Antigen, Dfa Print View
Specimen Source      
Adenovirus DFA  Negative   

PRIMARY
1 M4 Transport Media/Swab 3 (1) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Viral Transport Media   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 3 Day(s)  
  Sterile Container/Tube   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  

Preferred:
3 mL of nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash, bronchial
lavage/wash, throat swab, conjunctival swab or nasal/nasopharyngeal
swab in VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent.

Acceptable:
Raw (unpreserved) nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash, bronchial lavage
/wash specimen in a sterile screw-cap container.

To maintain optimum viability, place swab or fluid into VCM (equal
volumes of fluid and VCM) or equivalent and transport the specimen
to the laboratory as soon as possible. Best recovery is obtained
when the specimens are refrigerated at 2-8 degrees C or kept on wet
ice following collection and while in transit. If there will be a long
delay before processing, specimens in VCM or equivalent should be
frozen -70 C or colder and transported on dry ice. Storage or
transport at -20 C is not acceptable. Raw (unpreserved) specimens
should only be refrigerated and not frozen.

Reject Criteria: Throats on <2 year old patients. Specimens in
non-viral transport medium such as nucleic acid or bacterial
transport media. Non-respiratory or non-conjunctival specimens.
Dry swabs. Specimen in formalin or other fixatives.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87260

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
Specimen Stability:
V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen-20 C: Unacceptable
Frozen-70 C: 30 days
Raw (unpreserved) specimen:
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Other acceptable specimens:
Raw (unpreserved) specimen in sterile screw-cap container.
Methodology: Direct Immunofluorescence Assay






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