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human metapneumovirus
Synonyms: hMPV 
Computer Code: (MPNR)
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 on wet ice and transport to the laboratory ASAP. 
Reference Values: Negative for Human Metapneumovirus.  
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
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Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 03/28/2015
Time: 21:13:25 (24hr)