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Parainfluenza antigen detection
Lab code: PCAD
 
Test Synonyms:
Parainfluenza antigen detection
 
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Microbiology
Special nylon swabs and transport tubes are available in Microbiology. Do not use culturettes.
Result Time:
24-72 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Nasal wash or aspirate. Preferred adult collection is a nasal swab or combination nasal and throat swab. Bronchial alveolar lavage, lung washes, bronchial washes, and sputa in sputum traps are also acceptable.