Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), ImmunoassayMain Content
Test code: 8467
Includes: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Alternative name(s): RSV, RSV AG by EIA, RSV EIA, RSV-Direct Antigen
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
- Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash: 2mL
Transport container: Nasal VCM
Transport temperature: Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen stability: Refrigerated: 48 hours
Rejection Criteria: Received at room temperature, specimens on calcium alginate swabs, specimens from sites other than those listed as preferred or acceptable
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