|Alternate:||Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) enzyme Immunoassay|
|Includes:||Qualitative detection of RSV antigen.|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours.|
|Specimen:||Nasopharyngeal washes, aspirates, or tracheal aspirates. NP washes preferred.|
|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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