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RESPIRATORY VIRAL PANEL (RVP)

Department: Molecular Infectious Disease
Test Synonym(s): RESPIRATORY VIRUS PCR, RVP
CPT Codes: 87633
Methodology: PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reference Range: Not detected
Tube Type: Sterile container - swab
Specimen: Nasal washing, nasal secretions, nasopharyngeal swabs
Alternate Specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and tracheal aspirates are accepted as nonpreferred specimen types, and results will be reported with a disclaimer. Sputum specimens are not acceptable and will be rejected. Other specimen types require Medical Director approval; contact the lab prior to specimen collection for approval and collection instructions
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 - 72 hours
Significance: A PCR based assay that will detect 17 viruses in one panel. The panel includes:



Influenza A:

Influenza A Seasonal H1

Influenza A Seasonal H3

Influenza A 2009 H1N1

Influenza B

RSV A

RSV B

Parainfluenza types 1 - 4

Human Metapneumovirus

Human Rhinovirus

Adenovirus

Coronavirus 229E

Coronavirus NL63

Coronavirus HKU1

Coronavirus OC43
Special Instructions: Other sources or samples may be acceptable for this test; please check with the lab, 615-936-6435


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