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PARAINFLUENZA BY PCR (PTD)

Department: Molecular Infectious Disease
Test Synonym(s): PARAFLU RNA PCR, PTD
CPT Codes: 87798
Methodology: PCR-Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reference Range: Not Detected
Tube Type: Sterile container-swab
Specimen: Nasal washing, nasal secretions, nasopharyngeal swabs
Alternate Specimen: Need Medical Director approval
Pediatric Requirements: Nasal washing, nasal secretions, nasopharyngeal swabs
Volume: 0.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL
Temperature: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Stability: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Reasons for Rejection: Alternative specimen sent without Medical Director approval
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: Once per day
TAT: 24 hours
Special Instructions: Other sources or samples may be acceptable for this test; please check with the lab, 615-936-6435.

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