TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FRSVQ    
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen type is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Bronchoalveolar lavage or bronchial wash

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

 

Collection Instructions:

Collect in a sterile leak-proof container (no media or preservative). Ship refrigerated.

Note: Specimen type is required.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.4 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Specimens containing calcium alginate swabs; specimens other than bronch lavage, bronch wash, nasopharyngeal or throat swabs, nasopharyngeal aspirate, sputum

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 48 hours