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Test Code RVCAV1 Antiviral Sensitivity 1 Drug

Clinical System Name

Antiviral Sensitivity 1 Drug

Synonyms

None specified

 

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Viral Isolate

Container(s): See Note

Preferred Vol: See Note

Minimum Vol:  None specified

 

Note: Isolates grown in Virology lab are harvested and stored at -70°C. These will be sent out per physician's request for Acyclovir, Gancyclovir, Vidarabine or Foscarnet sensitivity testing.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 -4  C

Storage location:  

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Refrigerated Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to UW NW220. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

 

Off-site collection:Transport specimen refrigerated to the Laboratory IMMEDIATELY as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is unstable.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N As needed 5 - 7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided
 

 

Methodology

Method: Plaque reduction assay

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87253

87252

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Antiviral Sensitivity (1st Drug)
Reference Test Number:

RVCAV1

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.