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Respiratory Panel

Specimen Type:

 

 

Other


Procedures which are part of this Panel : Influenza A DFA
Influenza B DFA
Parainfluenza 1 DFA
Parainfluenza 2 DFA
Parainfluenza 3 DFA
Adenovirus DFA
Respiratory Syncytial DFA

VIROLOGY


Specimen requirements:

Copan Swab

Unit of measure:

N/A

Ideal sample:

Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab

Absolute minimum amount:

N/A

Method of collection:

See special instructions below.

Transportation:

N/A

Label instructions:

All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.

Request test on form:

Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )

Order/entry screen(s):

Microbiology/Virology

Stat frequency:

N/A

Stat turn around time:

N/A

Routine frequency:

Monday through Saturday

Must be in by:

Early A.M. for the day's testing.

Routine turn around time:

24 Hours

For Hillcrest deliver to:

Virology : Virology or Microbiology Laboratory

For Thornton deliver to:

Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,

 

Hospital, room 1-013

Scheduling requirements :

N/A

Method:

Direct Immunofluorescence

Special Instructions:

Have patient blow nose and visually examine the nasal cavity. Gently stroke the mucosal surface of the inferior turbinate with swab to collect epithelial cells. Place swab in original wrapper and transport to lab as soon as possible.

SOFTLAB abbreviation:

RSPFA

Secondary code:

4160

Lab Processing Instructions:

N/A