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Adenovirus Qualitative PCR

Components

Name Method Department Units
Adenovirus Qualitative PCR Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Specimen Requirements

BAL, Tracheal aspirate, Nasal wash, Pleural fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Stool, Urine

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Nasopharyngeal swab, Skin/lesion scraping, Rectal swab, Throat swab, Conjunctival swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

M4 collection kit

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Room temperature - 6 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport is greater than 6 hours, refrigerate

Pericardial fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 0.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Diluted specimen
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • M4 vial without swab
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen

Comments

Testing of a specimen type not listed should be discussed with laboratory personnel (614-722-5404). Specimens received after 0900 will be done on the next day of testing.

CPT Code

  • 87798