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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • VIRUS, RESPIRATORY PANEL, DFA

Test Code

  • 2635

Test Synonym

  • RESPIRATORY INFECTION EVALUATION, VIRAL (DFA)

Specimen Type

  • Swab In Transport Medium Or Vial

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

Specimen Requirements

  • 1 viral transport or 1 mL aspirate/wash in sterile screw-cap tube or container

Specimen Retention

  • Specimen should be collected during acute phase of disease. Nasopharyngeal (NP) aspirate or wash, NP swab, nasal swab, bronchoalveolar lavage in Viral, Chlamydia, or Mycoplasma culture transport or other appropriate transport medium; sterile screw-cap tube or container for nasal washings or bronchoalveolar lavage