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Culture- Viral, Tissue

Components

Name Method Department Units
Virus Culture, Tissue Multiple methods
CMI, Virology

Specimen Requirements

Tissue (Fresh)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Viral Transport Media

View container
N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 2 day(s)

Alternate

Sterile container with saline

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Following may be isolated: Adenovirus, Cytomegalovirus, Enterovirus, Herpes simplex, Influenza A or B, Parainfluenza 1,2 or 3, Respiratory syncytial virus, Rhinovirus or Varicella-zoster

Not appropriate for Mumps or Measles detection.

CPT Code

  • 87252
  • 87176
  • 87253
  • 87254
  • 87150
  • additional cpt codes may apply as appropriate