Influenza Type A and B and RSV RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time RT-PCR

Supply# 191057 Sputum Collection Tube

Test code: 16086

CPT code(s): 87631

Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (rt-pcr)

Reference range(s): Not detected

Alternative name(s): Flu A/B,RSV, Influenza virus A/B RNA, QL Real Time PCR

Methodology: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

 laboratory developed test (LDT)
. This test was developed and its performance characteristics 
have been determined by Focus Diagnostics. Performance 
characteristics refer to the analytical performance of 
the test. This test is performed pursuant to a license agreement with 
Roche molecular systems, Inc.

Clinical significance: This test is used to determine the presence of Influenza A 
or B in a patient's specimen. Organisms may be detected by 
PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR
 provides more rapid results than other methods, including 
culture.

Additional Preferred Specimen: Nasal swab with VCM medium

Collection Guide: 

Supply: 191057 Sputum Collection Tube

Preferred specimen(s): 0.85 ml nasopharyngeal, bronchial, or tracheal lavage/wash
or sputum respiratory samples in a sterile leak-proof
 container.

Instructions: Collect 0.85 mL in a sputum collection kit or a sterile,
 plastic container with a leak-proof cap.

Alternative specimen(s): 0.85 ml nasopharyngeal, bronchial, or tracheal lavage/wash
or sputum respiratory samples in a sterile leak-proof
 container.

Transport container: Leak-proof container

Transport temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen stability
  • Room temperature: 48 hours

  • Refrigerated: 7 days

  • Frozen: 30 days

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.