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THIS TEST IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE SEE 'ADDITIONAL INFORMATION' Rapid Influenza A / B / RSV PCR (New test)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P352
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Monday-Friday: day and evening shifts
Weekends/Holidays: day shift
Method Real-time PCR
Collection Instructions Nasopharyngeal swab: Use flocked swab/Universal Transport Medium for collection. Insert swab into the nostril, gently rotating the swab inward until resistance is met at the level of the turbinates. Rotate the swab a few times against the nasopharyngeal wall (approximately 10 sec) and then withdraw swab. Insert swab into container with Universal Transport Medium. Break end of swab so top of vial can be screwed on securely. Appropriately label specimen and send to the laboratory.
Container type Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
Amount to Collect 1 flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium
Sample type Nasopharyngeal swab
Preferred volume 1 flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium
Min. Volume 1 flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium
UCSF Rejection Criteria Specimens other than nasopharyngeal swabs, incorrect container type (see 'Additional information')

More than one specimen per day
Normal range Not detected
Critical value Positive results on inpatients and Emergency Department patients
Stability Refrigerated 24 hours, frozen 1 month
Turn around times 1 day
Additional information THE MANUFACTURER HAS CEASED REAGENT SHIPMENTS DUE
TO A PROBLEM WITH FALSE POSITIVE RESULTS. ALL ORDERS FOR
THIS TEST WILL BE CONVERTED TO THE RAPID INFLUENZA A / B PCR
TEST UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TO TEST FOR RSV, ORDER RESPIRATORY VIRUS PANEL PCR



Samples other than NP swabs are not validated for the the PCR testing. Therefore if samples other than NP swab are received the order will be converted to an Respiratory Virus panel PCR (test code P350) and that test will be performed an billed for.
CPT coding 87631
Last Updated 3/4/2014 11:06:20 AM
Entry Number 1506
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