Viral Culture; VIRC VIRC

Method(s) Tissue Culture Assay/Mixed Cell Culture with DFA Detection
Specimen Required
Collect

Fluid or Stool: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container. Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media. Swab or specimen from any source. Eye swab, stool, tissue (brain, colon, kidney, liver, etc), or urine. Bronchoaiveolar lavage or washing, tracheal aspirate or sputum.

Transport

Refrigerated.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Unacceptable Conditions

Calcium alginate, eSwab, dry, or wood swabs.

Schedule Mon-Sat
Billing Code 3010164
CPTCode 87252, If definitive identification performed add 87253
Notes A separate swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) should be submitted for each of the following cultures ordered: Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Viral Culture. Please indicate specimen site on the collection tube and the requisition.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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