Respiratory Virus Ag, RSV Ag IF, RSV Antigen, Influenza A Ag IF, Flu A Antigen, Influenza B Ag IF, Flu B Antigen, Parainfluenza Ag IF, Parainfluenza Antigen, Adenovirus Ag IF, Adenovirus Antigen, hMPV Ag IF, hMPV Antigen
Sputum, nasopharyngeal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage, throat swab, nasal washings, endotracheal tube aspirate Lung biopsy or autopsy sample If virus isolation is required as well, send all above in Virus Transport Medium. Otherwise, send all above in sterile bottles with 1 – 2 mL of sterile saline added. (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Viral Antigen Detection)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Negative or Positive
<1 -2 days
Monday - Saturday
Viruses tested: Respiratory syncytial virus, influenza A and B, parainfluenza types 1 – 3, adenovirus, human metapneumovirus