Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV)

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Brief Description

RSV Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Virus Isolation

Laboratory Unit

Virology

Methodology

EIA
Viral Culture

Specimen Collection

Virus Isolation Kit

Fill out the laboratory form and return with the specimen. Please include your phone number and contact name.

Storage/Transport

Refrigerated/freeze packs

Acceptable Specimen
Type(s)

Throat swab
Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab
Nasal swab

Test Request Form(s)

Virology Test Request Form

Possible Results

EIA-RSV Antigen Detected
Virus Culture-RSV Isolated
Negative

Reference Range

Negative
No Virus Isolated

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen received warm
Specimen not in virual transport medium
Incorrect specimen type
No name on specimen
Specimen not received within eight days of collection

Interfering Substances

Mucoid or bloody specimens.

Result Reported

EIA-Day of receipt, next working day

Virus Isolation-up to two weeks

Fees

N/A

CPT Codes

N/A

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

N/A

Additional Information

RSV EIA testing is performed routinely on specimens from patients less than 3 years old, or by request.