Test Details

Mnemonic

IVPCR

Ordering Code

3702365

CPT-4 Code(s)

87502

Specimen Information

Collect

BAL/respiratory specimen

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL bronchial aveolar lavage (BAL) in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Fluid: nasal wash, pleural fluid in sterile container or in viral transport media
Swab: nasopharyngeal swab in viral transport media

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 60 days

Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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