A short description of the method used to perform the test
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test
RSV RNA, Qualitative PCR
Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching
Describes the specimen type validated for testing
Specimen type is 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
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
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
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
This test is used to determine the presence of respiratory synctial virus (RSV) in a patient's specimen. Organisms may be detected by PCR prior to diagnosis by immunological methods. PCR provides more rapid results than other methods, including culture.
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease
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Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease. It has not been cleared or approved by
FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.
Test Setup Resources
Test setup information contains test file definition details to support order and result interfacing between Mayo Clinic Laboratories and your Laboratory Information System.
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SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.
SI Normal Reports |
SI Abnormal Reports