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Viral Culture, Non-Respiratory, Varies

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Test Description
Viral Culture, Non-Respiratory, Varies
Synonym(s)
Viral Culture, Non Respiratory
Test ID
VIRNR
General Information
Diagnosing viral infections in nonrespiratory specimens
This test is not useful for viruses that cannot be detected in cell culture including: Epstein-Barr virus, rubella virus
(order serology), West Nile virus, human papillomavirus, Norwalk virus or norovirus.
Specimen Type
Not Specified
Specimen Requirements
Not Specified
Stability
Refrigerated 7 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Other Gel swab, swab with wood handle, E-swab Blood
Serum, bile (toxic) Deep seated tissues, Lymph nodes
Synovial fluid Bone marrow/bone tissue Wound swabs
Tissue swabs Pus, abscess and/or drainage material
Methodology
Cell Culture
Shell Vial Assay for Herpes Simplex Virus or Cytomegalovirus
Estimated TAT
14-20 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Sunday
CPT Code(s)
87176/90
87252/90
87253/90
Minimum Sample Volume
Body Fluid or Spinal Fluid: 1 mL
Feces: 5 g
Tissue Biopsy: 5 mm
Reference Range
Negative
If positive, virus is identified
Reflex Conditions
TISSR Tissue Processing
VID2 Additional Testing Virus
Ident
SVIR Viral Smear, Shell Vial
Performing Lab
Mayo