Herpes simplex shell vial
Cytomegalovirus shell vial
Herpes simplex Culture
Influenza virus Culture
Parainfluenza (types 1-3) Culture
Respiratory syncytial virus Culture
Varicella zoster Culture
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Diagnosing viral infections.
Negative. If positive, virus is identified.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
SWAB: collect throat swab specimen using dacron or rayon swab with an aluminum or plastic shaft; do not use swab with calcium alginate tip or wooden shaft. Place swab in in M5 transport and refrigerate. FLUID: place 1 mL bronchial lavage, broncial washings or aspirates, tracheal secretions or sputum, or other lower respiratory tract specimen in a sterile tube or container and refrigerate. TISSUE: place lung or other tissue in a sterile container with 1-2 mL of sterile saline or M5 transport media and refrigerate.