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Viral Respiratory, Rapid Culture with Reflex (14867)


Centrifuge-Enhanced Culture; Immunofluorescence Stain


Rapid Viral Respiratory Culture Screen with Reflex; Viral Respiratory Culture Rapid,Rapid Culture Viral Respiratory,Culture; Viral Respiratory, Rapid with Reflex; Respiratory Viral Culture Rapid

Specimen Type

Respiratory Specimen

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2-4 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-3 mL Nasopharyngeal aspirate/washing or swab

Container Type

Viral Media

Collection Instructions

1-3 mL Nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal washing, bronchial lavage/wash, or tracheal lavage/wash collected in a sterile container; or Throat swab on patients >2 years of age in VCM or equivalent.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=Unacceptable; Refrigerated=4 Days (72 Hours for raw (unpreserved) specimens); Frozen=30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Throat specimens on <2 year old patients; Received in non-viral transport medium such as nucleic acid or bacterial transport media; Non-respiratory specimens; Dry swabs; Received in formalin or other fixatives; Received at room temperature; Received frozen at -20 C

Test Volume Required

3 mL

Minimum Test Volume

1 mL

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes

87254; 87140 (x7)