Viral Culture; VIRC VIRC
|Method(s)||Tissue Culture Assay/Mixed Cell Culture with DFA Detection|
Fluid or Stool: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container. Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media. Swab or specimen from any source. Eye swab, stool, tissue (brain, colon, kidney, liver, etc), or urine. Bronchoaiveolar lavage or washing, tracheal aspirate or sputum.
Specimen source required.
Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Calcium alginate, eSwab, dry, or wood swabs.
|CPTCode||87252, If definitive identification performed add 87253|
|Notes||A separate swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) should be submitted for each of the following cultures ordered: Chlamydia, Mycoplasma and Viral Culture. Please indicate specimen site on the collection tube and the requisition.|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|