VIRAL CULTURE - COMPREHENSIVE (VS)
: Viral culture screen, hemadsorption
: 87252, 87253, tissue add 87176
: Tissue culture, hemadsorption
: No virus isolated
: Liquids in sterile leakproof container with NO ADDITIVE; tissue or swab in universal (viral) transport media,3ml
: Material from any site: BLOOD or SERUM require Virology Lab Consult; Specifiy source
: 1 -2 mL urine
: 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 wooden-shaft swab, dry swab, clotted blood, leakage
: Monday - Saturday
: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am to 11:00 pm, Saturday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
: 1-10 days; 20 days if VZ specifically requested
: Send to the 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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