RSV (RESPIRAT. SYNCY. VIRUS)

Code
800.0149
Name
RSV (RESPIRAT. SYNCY. VIRUS)
Category
None
Department
Serology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
CPT Codes
87807
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Nasal Washing for children under 2 years of age
Nasopharangeal Swab for individuals > 2 years of age (Obtain Swab and transport kit from Lab)

Volume

Transport Info

Refrigerated
24 Hour stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

Chrmatographic Immunoassay

Clinical Significance

RSV is a common cause of respiratory tract infections (Upper and Lower). It is also the cause of Pneumonia and Bronchiolitis in infants and children.

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