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CULTURE,VIRAL,BODY FLUIDS,TISSUE

Test Number:
  • 435
Test Alias:
  • 6985
  • CULTURE
  • VIRAL
Preferred Specimen:
  • Respiratory tract specimens, stool, CSF body fluids,tissues or urine.
Container Type:
  • M4 Universal (blue-cap) tube
  • M4-RT Universal (red-cap) tube or VCM (Viral-Chlamydia-Mycoplasma) transport
Alternative Specimen:
  • Urine or body fluid in a sterile plastic container or swab/aspirate/tissue in VCM transport medium.
Volume:
  • 5-10mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Bronchial lavage, bronchial wash, or tracheal aspirate: Transfer 5-10 mL of an aspirate or a wash into sterile leak-proof container. Place brush into sterile, leak-proof container with small amount of sterile saline/sterile water to prevent it from drying. Lung biopsy: Transport in sterile, leak-proof container with a small volume of sterile saline/sterile water to prevent it from drying Body fluids: For all body fluids add an equal volume of specimen to transport medium (V-C-M or equivalent)Tissue and biopsy material: Sterile screw-capped container with small amount of saline, no fixative or preservative. Requested volume is as much as possible.
Transport Temperature:
  • Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability:
  • Refrigerated: 4 days
Methodology:
  • Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) • Tissue Culture
CPT Code:
  • 87252
Reject Criteria:
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 16 DAYS

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