Culture, RSV, RapidMain Content
Test code: 15059
Methodology: Centrifugation enhanced culture using R-mix cell line
Includes: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Alternative name(s): RSV Rapid culture, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Rapid Culture
Clinical significance: RSV is considered the single most important virus affecting infants and young adults, causing acute lower respiratory tract illness; Mainly Bronchiolitis and Pneumonia. Adults are susceptible to infection but usually experience mild respiratory tract illness. Elderly patients may suffer severe lower respiratory tract disease.
Supply: S05 - VCM Nasal Swab
Preferred specimen(s): Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash/lavage OR Nasal swab
- Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash/lavage: 2mL
- Nasal Swab: 1 swab
Transport container: Nasal VCM
Transport temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen stability: Refrigerated: 72 hours
Rejection Criteria: Throat swab on patient less than 2 years of age, dry swabs, formalin or other fixatives, any specimen in nucleic acid transport systems. Non-respiratory sites, whole blood, serum or plasma and frozen specimens. Specimens submitted at room temperature.
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