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parainfluenza 1, parainfluenza 2, parainfluenza 3 virus by pcr
Synonyms: Para Flu 
Computer Code: (PIVR )
Specimen Collection: For pediatrics, nasopharyngeal washings are specimens of choice. Collection containers and PBS available from Lab at 262-3511. For adults, nasopharyngeal swabs in viral transport are specimens of choice. Tracheal aspirates, BAL, etc. are acceptable. 
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL BAL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Swabs in viral transport. Place specimen on wet ice and transport to the laboratory ASAP. 
Reference Values: Negative for Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2 and Parainfluenza 3 Virus DNA.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M/ MOL DIAG
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 24 hours 
Stat TAT: 24 hours 
CPT Code(s): 87798 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 31
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 02:23:14 (24hr)