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Test Code SQ FFPIVM, EPIC LAB6280 Parainfluenza Virus (Types 1-4) Qualitative PCR


Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR

Performing Laboratory

Focus Diagnostics, Inc. 

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Swab                                                                                                        

Source: Throat or Nasopharyngel                                                                                       

Container/Tube: Swab in 3mL of M4, M5, or other viral Universal Transport Medium (green cap)                                                                                                                          


Specimen Type: Respiratory                                                                                              

Source: Sputum, Bronchial washing, Bronchoalveolar Lavage, Nasopharyngeal aspirate/ wash, or tracheal aspirate/wash                                                                           

Container/Tube: Sterile leak-proof container; 1mL of specimen is required

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (2-8° C)

Reference Values

Reference Values: Not Detected

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

CPT Code

CPT Coding: 87631


This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Focus Diagnostics, Inc. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test. This test is performed pursuant to a license aggrement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.