Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Immunoassay

S05 VCM, Nasal

Test code: 8467

Methodology: Immunochromatography

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. 

Collection Guide: 

Supply: S05 - VCM Nasal Swab

Preferred specimen(s): Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash

Preferred volume:
- 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

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