Item Value
Test name POCT Respiratory Syncytial Virus antigen
Available Stat? Yes
In House Availability During clinic hours
Performed by Authorized Point of Care testing site staff
Normal range Negative
Container type
Collection Instructions Nasopharyngeal Swabs:
Polyester, rayon, foam or cotton swabs, all with flexible shafts, may be used to collect the specimen. Add swab specimens to 0.5-3.0 ml of saline immediately after collection, rolling swab in the solution to elute sample.

Nasal Washes:
Collect nasal wash samples in standard collection cups. Use procedures appropriate for the age of the patient. Nasal washes do not need additional preparation.
Sample type Nasal swab or nasal wash

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