Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV)
RSV Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Virus Isolation Kit
Fill out the laboratory form and return with the specimen. Please include your phone number and contact name.
Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab
Test Request Form(s)
EIA-RSV Antigen Detected
Virus Culture-RSV Isolated
Specimen received warm
Specimen not in virual transport medium
Incorrect specimen type
No name on specimen
Specimen not received within eight days of collection
Mucoid or bloody specimens.
EIA-Day of receipt, next working day
Virus Isolation-up to two weeks
RSV EIA testing is performed routinely on specimens from patients less than 3 years old, or by request.