ADENOVIRUS, HUMAN METAPNEUMOVIRUS, AND RHINOVIRUS DETECTION by PCR

Synonyms: Adv; hMPV, RV
Computer Code: (AMRVR)
Specimen Collection: Nasopharyngeal swabs in viral transport (preferred). Tracheal aspirates, BAL, etc. (acceptable)
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL BAL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Swabs in viral transport. Place on wet ice and transport to the laboratory ASAP. Do not use Calcium alginate or wooden swabs or cotton swabs.
Reference Values: Negative for Adenovirus, human Metapneumovirus, and Rhinovirus by PCR. testmethodolcoding17.pdf
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: SPEC M MOL DIAG
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 24 hrs - If received between 7am to 7pm, TAT is between 4-12 hrs.
Stat TAT: 24 hrs - If received between 7am to 7pm, TAT is between 4-12 hrs.
CPT Code(s): 87631
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII