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Test Code LAB4924/10659/PARA PARAINFLUENZA 1,2,3 by PCR

Important Note

Molecular - DNA

Specimen Type

NASOPHARYNGEAL SWAB
THROAT SWAB


RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS:
NASOPHARYNGEAL WASHING
BAL
BRONCHIAL WASHING
TRACHEAL ASPIRATE
SPUTUM

 

CSF

 

Specimen Required

RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS AND NASOPHARYNGEAL:
PREFERRED: FLOQ SWAB SUBMITTED IN 3 ML VIRAL TRANSPORT MEDIA OR 3 ML SALINE IN A STERILE CONTAINER.

ACCEPTABLE:  POLYESTER, RAYON, OR NYLON TIPPED SWAB IN VIRAL TRANSPORT MEDIA (RED TOP OR GREEN TOP SWAB)

THROAT SWAB: POLYESTER, RAYON, OR NYLON TIPPED SWAB IN VIRAL TRANSPORT MEDIA (RED TOP OR GREEN TOP SWAB)

CSF: 0.5 ML IN STERILE CONTAINER

PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

INPATIENT:
SEE SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS;
BRING DIRECTLY TO LABORATORY WITHOUT DELAY

 

CENTRAL PROCESSING:
SWABS AND RESPIRATORY SPECIMENS:

SEND IMMEDIATELY TO DNA LAB
CSF:
DELIVER IMMEDIATELY TO THE BODY FLUIDS DEPARTMENT FOR PROCESSING

 

OUTPATIENT:
SEE SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS.
STORE REFRIGERATED
CSF:
KEEP REFRIGERATED.
IMMEDIATELY CALL FOR A STAT PICK UP

METHOD

PCR

Specimen Retention Time

2 MONTHS

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE

REFRIGERATED

DAY(S) TEST PERFORMED

DAILY; VARIES WITH SEASON

CPT

87798

LOINC

SPECIMEN TYPE: 66746-9
PARAINFLU 1 PCR: 29908-1
PARAINFLU 2 PCR: 29909-9
PARAINFLU 3 PCR: 29910-7

SPECIMEN STABILITY FOR TESTING

REFRIGERATED: UP TO 72 HOURS BEFORE PROCESSING

 

COMPLETED SPECIMENS AND EXTRACTIONS CAN BE KEPT FROZEN AT -20°c FOR UP TO 2 MONTHS.

REFERENCE RANGE(S)

NOT DETECTED

TEST INCLUDES

SPECIMEN SOURCE
PARAINFLUENZA 1, PARAINFLUENZA 2, PARAINFLUENZA 3