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.
Specimens should be stored and transported at refrigerated temperatures and shipped on freeze packs if received within 48 hours. If greater than 48 hours the specimen should be frozen and shipped on dry ice.
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 viral transport medium
- Incorrect specimen type
- No name on specimen
- Specimen not received within eight days of collection
- Improper storage/transport of specimen
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.