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VICUL
CULTURE, VIRUS

Test Code VICUL 
Test CULTURE, VIRUS 
Methodology Conventional Cell Cultures. Supplemented with Shell Vial Culture and Fluorescent Antibody (Monoclonal) Detection when appropriate. 
Description Useful for respiratory viruses and enteroviruses. For herpes simplex virus (HSV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), or varicella-zoster virus (VZV), refer to separate listings. 
Specimen SUBMIT ONLY 1 OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIMENS:

BODY FLUID
1. Aseptically collect 2.0 mL (pediatric: 0.5 mL) of body fluid in a screw-capped, sterile container.
2. Label container with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
3. Send specimen refrigerated. SPECIMEN CANNOT BE FROZEN.
4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
5. See the Virology section of "Microbiology" for appropriate specimen selection and transportation.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.

SWAB
1. Obtain specimen from affected area using swab provided with viral transport medium.
2. Place swab into transport media tube, break off at the neck of tube, and screw cap on tightly.
3. Label container with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
4. Send specimen refrigerated. SPECIMEN CANNOT BE FROZEN.
5. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
6. See the Virology section of "Microbiology" for appropriate specimen selection and transportation.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.

URINE
1. Collect 2.0 mL (pediatric: 0.5 mL) of urine in a screw-capped, sterile container supplied.
2. Label container with patientís name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collectorís initials and SPECIMEN SOURCE.
3. Send specimen refrigerated. SPECIMEN CANNOT BE FROZEN.
4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
5. See the Virology section of "Microbiology" for appropriate specimen selection and transportation.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING. 

Reference Values No virus isolated
If positive, virus is identified. 
Analytic Time Positives are reported when detected. Negatives are reported in 14 Days. 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 87252  

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