|Mnemonic: ||[C Vir Resp]|
|Name: ||Viral Culture, Respiratory|
|Specimen: || Respiratory Viral Culture:|
Collect: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab, or washing, or tracheal aspirate, sputum, throat, tissue (lung, etc.).
Send fluids in a sterile, leak-proof container.
Place swabs or tissue in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
Unacceptable conditions: calcium alginate, eSwab, dry or wood swabs.
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 3 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2006499|
|Reference Range: ||Negative|
| Method: ||Cell Culture|
|Note: ||Viruses that can be isolated by culture include:|
--Herpes Simplex virus
Virus specific tests by PCR are recommended and are individually orderable at ARUP.
|Processing Info: ||Sent out on a Manual Requisition Form though Microbiology. |
Write source on both the sample container and on the requisition.
If a specific virus is supected, please indicate the virus on the request slip.