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Test ID: LADV    
Adenovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Microbiology Request Form (Supply T244) with the specimen.

 

Specimen source is required.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Body or ocular fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Respiratory

Sources: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Stool

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 g

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Nasal, throat, respiratory, or ocular

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab-If a culture transport swab is not available, M4 or M5 media is acceptable

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into swab cylinder.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Tissue

Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M5) (Supply T484)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Collect fresh tissue specimen.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Frozen

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Body-Ocular Fluid, Respiratory Specimen, Spinal Fluid, or Urine: 0.3 mL/Stool: 0.5 g/Swab or Tissue: NA

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesVaries7 days