Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Antigen
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The test system is an immunochromatographic membrane assay used to detect respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) fusion protein antigen. Sample to be tested is added to a pad at the top of the test strip. RSV antigen present in the sample reacts to bind anti-RSV conjugated antibody. The resulting antigen-conjugate complexes are captured by immobilized anti-RSV antibody, forming the sample line. Immobilized control line antibody captures a visualizing conjugate, forming a pink control line. Test results are interpreted by the presence or absence of visually detectable pink-to-purple colored lines when read after 15 minutes incubation.(Package insert: Binax NOW RSV, rev 10, 2/6/09)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday, Sunday; 3rd shift; STAT availability
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test