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Test ID FRSVQ Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Necessary Information

Specimen type is required.

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Bronchoalveolar lavage or bronchial wash

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 2 mL


Collection Instructions:

Collect in a sterile leak-proof container (no media or preservative). Ship refrigerated.

Note: Specimen type is required.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Reporting Name

RSV RNA, Qualitative PCR

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

Not Detected

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics

Test Classification

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FRSVQ RSV RNA, Qualitative PCR 40988-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z5895 Specimen Type 31208-2
Z5896 RSV RNA, Qualitative PCR 40988-8

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

3 to 7 days