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Human Metapneumovirus RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR (40034)

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)


Specimen Type

N/P Swab

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Nasal/nasopharyngeal swab in V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM)

Container Type

Viral Media

Collection Instructions

0.2-0.7 mL nasopharyngeal aspirate or bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL)/wash is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Test Volume Required

0.7 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.2 mL


CPT Codes

87798


Revised

09-27-22