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Test Code ADSV Adenovirus Rapid Assay

Additional Codes

To order ADSV with reflex to VCS, please indicate on the requisition. 

Clinical System Name

Adenovirus Rapid Assay





Sample Requirements

Specimen: See Note

Container(s): See Note

Preferred Vol: See Note

Minimum Vol:  None specified


Note: Specimen may be a swab in universal transport media, tissue in UTM, or body fluid such as urine or CSF submittted in a sterile container (refrigerate). Swab MUST be placed in UTM at time of collection.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Dry swab (not in UTM). Stool sample in diaper.

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 8  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.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp






STAT Performed TAT
N Daily 1 - 3 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:  Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.

Preliminary result is available in 24 hours. Second staining done at 3 days. Call Virology (206) 987-2088 with questions, or page Virologist on call after hours (206) 987-2131.


Method: Shell Vial

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes





Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Adenovirus Shell Vial
Reference Test Number:



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


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