If indicated, further testing considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.
Methodology: Spin Amplification Culture w/Elvis Detection
Lesion aspirate, cervical, vaginal, urogenital, nasopharyngeal, throat, conjunctival, CSF, or tissue specimen submitted in UTM medium.
Collect specimen using the UTM ViroPak ™ media tube provided by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Urine is an acceptable source.
Do not use calginate swabs or those with wooden shafts, as they may yield false negative results.
Do not freeze specimen or leave at room temperature.
Indicate source on specimen container and on order form.
Important to deliver specimen immediately to lab. Specimens greater than 48 hours are unacceptable.
Analytical Time: 4 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday
CPT Reflex: Reflex Code: 87140-typing
87255 – Virus isolation, including ID