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Utah Public Health Laboratory

Respiratory Virus Culture with DFA

Fee: Please refer to fee schedule

Ordering Recommendation

 

Performed

Monday - Friday

Methodology

Tube/Shell Vial, FA staining

Reported

3-10 Days

Specimen Required

  • Collect: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasopharyngeal aspirate, swab, or washing, or tracheal aspirate, sputum, throat, tissue (lung, etc.).
  • Specimen Preparation:
    • Fluid or Stool: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container.
    • Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media (M4)
  • Storage/Transport Conditions: Refrigerated. Specimen must be received in our lab within 72 hours of collection.
  • Unacceptable Conditions:Calcium alginate, dry, or wood swabs.
  • Remarks: Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.

Results

Negative or Positive

Interpretive Data

 

Note

Specimens showing CPE, but not staining positive for Influenza A, Influenza B, Adenovirus, Para 1, 2, or 3, or RSV will be sent for referral testing at the CDC.

Cross References