RESPIRATORY SYNCITIAL VIRUS (RSV RT-PCR)

Synonyms:

RESPIRATORY SYNCITIAL VIRUS Source: Nasal Pharyngeal Nasal Wash/Aspirate Emergency Department, EME, and Inpatients only

LIS Mnemonic: RSV PCR
Department: MICROBIOLOGY
Container: Cepheids Sample Collection Device 3 ml Viral transport Media (SWAB/B-100 or NASL-100N-100)
Transport: Transport Immediately at Room Temperature
CPT-4: 87502
Comments: Methodology:The Cepheid Xpert RSV XC assay is an automated,multiplex real-time,reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay intended for in vitro qualitative detection of Respiratory Syncitial Virus (RSV) viral RNA Results from the RSV XC assay are not intended to diagnose guide or monitor treatment of RSV infections

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.