LIMITED VIRAL CULTURE (LVC)
: Viral culture for specific agent
: 87252, if sample is tissue add 87176
: Tissue culture
: No virus isolated
: Material from any source; BLOOD requires consult with Virology Lab; DO NOT PLACE URINE, CSF or any body fluid in viral transport medium
: Material from any site - specify source
: 1 - 2 mL urine
: Urine: 10-15 mL
: Store refrigerated (2-8° C), do not freeze, transport on wet ice
: Labile specimen. Keep refrigerated.
Reasons for Rejection
: Collected more than 1 day prior to receipt in lab, calcium alginate or wooden0shaft swab, dry swab, clotted blood, leakage
: Monday - Saturday
: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
: 1-20 days; 20 days is VZ specifically requested
: Specify virus requested - send to lab immediately on ice - put in viral transport medium unless liquid specimen. No wooden shaft or calcium alginate tip swabs Additional tests/charges may be added as appropriate.
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