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Rapid RSV antigen detection
Lab code: RSVA
 
Test Synonyms:
Respiratory syncytial virus antigen detection; RSV antigen detection
 
Lab:
Microbiology
Inpatient Req:
Microbiology (#11854)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Microbiology
Special nylon flocked swabs and 1 ml UTM transport tubes are available in Microbiology. Do not use culturettes.
Result Time:
3-6 hours   Cost: $$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Preferred adult collection is a nasopharyngeal swab. Nasal wash or aspirates are also acceptable.
Additional Resources:
IMPORTANT! Click here for RSV specimen collection instructions