Specimen Requirements

Title

RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS (RSV) DFA

Specimen Requirement

Collect throat swab plus nasopharyngeal swab and place immediately in M4 Viral Transport Media. Refrigerate and transport promptly.

Methodology

Direct Fluorescent Antibody.

Stability

Room Temp: 3 days; Refrigerate: 7 days

Reference Range

Negative

Turnaround

2-3 days.

Clinical Use

RSV is a common human respiratory virus and leading etiological agent of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and younger children.

Test Code

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