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RESPIRATORY VIRUS ANTIGEN PANEL 1

Synonym(s):

​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

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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)

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze.

Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.

Method

​Immunofluorescence assay

Test Results

​Reported as Negative or Positive

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​<1 -2 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

​Viruses tested: Respiratory syncytial virus, influenza A and B, parainfluenza types 1 – 3, adenovirus, human metapneumovirus

Change History Notes

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