Lab Test : RSV-EIA

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Alternate:Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) enzyme Immunoassay
Includes:Qualitative detection of RSV antigen.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:RSVE
Available:Daily 24 hours.
Turnaround:1 hour
Specimen:Nasopharyngeal washes, aspirates, or tracheal aspirates. NP washes preferred.
Volume:0.25 ml
Container:RSV nasal wash kit. Kits available from the laboratory.
Temperature:Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Rejection:Excess blood in specimen.
Not received at proper temperature.
Not received within specified time frame.
Swab in any liquid media.
Normal:Negative (no antigen detected). Positive (antigen detected).
Uses:Determine the presence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
Limitations:Negative test result does not necessarily rule out the presence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus. A more sensitive test for RSV is the Respiratory Infectious Disease Panel by PCR (RIDPP).
Method:Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
 

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