|Alternate:||Bronchial Wash Culture Viral; Viral Isolation of Bronchial Aspirate, BAL Viral Culture|
|Includes:||Viral isolation and identification from bronchial wash, including rapid identification of CMV (cytomegalovirus).|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours Specimens received before 1 PM set up same day|
|Turnaround:||Negatives reported at 21 days, positives as identified|
|Volume:||1.5 mL of washing|
|Container:||Sterile container or specimen put in viral /chlamydia transport media|
|Temperature:||Room temperature. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.|
|Normal:||No virus isolated.|
|Uses:||To detect and identify viral infection in bronchial washings.|
|Limitations:||For better turnaround time and broader spectrum of viruses identified, a RIDPP/Respiratory Viral Panel for PCR should be ordered instead of the BWVC. If CMV is suspected PCR for CMV should be ordered on the specimen.
Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a viral infection.
Detectable Viruses – Adenovirus, CMV, Enterovirus, HSV, Influenza A/B, Parainfluenza 1/2/3/4, RSV, VZV
Please notify Virology if looking for Measles, Mumps, or Rhinovirus
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