Human Metapneumonia by PCR

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Human Metapneumonia PCR
Order Instructions:Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR, Extended (RVPCR) is the preferred test. For sputum or pleural fluid only. For all other samples, see Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR, Extended (RVPCR).
Methodology:Real-Time polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87798 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

Analyte Specific Reagents are used in many laboratory tests necessary for standard medical care and generally do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Fairview Laboratory Services. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Sputum or pleural fluid
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL
Container:Viral Transport Media
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 24 hours; refrigerated - 5 days; frozen - 2 months.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60784

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