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Test Code RVFQNT Resp Virus PCR Quant Follow-up

Additional Codes

This is not a screening test. This assay is for follow-up testing of samples from patients known positive for influenza A, influenza B, RSV, MPV, or PIV3 by REVSQT, FLUPCR, RVFQNT, FA, culture, or rapid test. Indicate which virus is being followed up.

Clinical System Name

Resp Virus PCR Quant Follow-up



Sample Requirements

Specimen: BAL, Nasal Wash, or Nasal Swab

Container(s): BAL or Nasal Wash: Sterile Screw-Capped Container. Nasal Swab: Universal Transport Media.

Preferred Vol: 0.5 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL


Note: Acceptable sample types include: BAL, Nasal Wash, or NP swab. NP sample should be collected using a mid turbinate flocked swab promptly placed in UTM. Dry flocked swab is acceptable.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to


Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology rack in the CPA fridge.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to UW NW220. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).


Off-site collection: Refrigerate specimen within 4 hours of collection. Transport refrigerated.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp






STAT Performed TAT
N M - F 1 - 3 d


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept. of Laboratory Medicine

UW Molecular 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

None specified


Method: Quantitative real-time PCR

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL BAL or Nasal Wash


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Quantitative Respiratory virus follow-up by PCR
Reference Test Number:



Specify virus to follow-up. Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.