HUMAN METAPNEUMOVIRUS RNA, QUALITATIVE, REAL-TIME PCR

Specimen Required
Nasopharyngeal swab sent refrigerated in M4 media or Universal Transport Media (UTM)

Alternate Specimen
Nasopharyngeal aspirate or BAL (0.7 mL)

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeHNMPR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
Specimen source:   31208-2  
Human Metapneumovirus RNA:   40978-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory