RSV PCR CPT: 0100U
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 24-72 hours
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or green-top (heparin) tube
Nasopharyngeal swab specimens should be collected according to standard technique and immediately placed into viral transport media and submitted for testing.
|Room Temperature||Not Recommended|
|Frozen||Do Not Freeze|
|Freeze/thaw/ cycles||Do Not Freeze|
To help diagnose a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection; to help determine whether or not RSV is circulating in your community.
When it is RSV season (late fall through early spring in the U.S.) and an infant, an elderly person, or a person with a weakened immune system has a moderate to severe respiratory infection and symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, coughing and/or difficulty breathing.
Usually a nasal aspirate or nasal wash; occasionally a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab.