Brief Description

Adenovirus Culture

Laboratory Unit

Virology

Methodology

Viral Culture

Specimen Collection

Virus Isolation Kit

Storage/Transport

Refrigerated/freeze packs

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)

  • Throat swab
  • NP swab
  • Nasal swab
  • Eye swab
  • Stool
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
  • Urine
  • Skin lesion swab

Test Request Form(s)

Possible Results

  • Adenovirus Isolated
  • Other virus isolated

Reference Range

No Virus Isolated

Unacceptable Conditions

  • Specimen received warm
  • Specimen not in virual transport medium
  • Incorrect specimen type
  • No name on specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient

Interfering Substances

  • Specimen received warm
  • Specimen not received within eight days of collection.

Result Reported

Subject to testing involved.

Fees

N/A

CPT Codes

N/A

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

N/A

Additional Information

Adenovirus isolates may be referred to the CDC for sub typing in the event of outbreaks or unusual infections.