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Viral Respiratory, Rapid Culture with Reflex
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**IMPORTANT: CPT Code is informational only; obtain the Test Code for ordering.
If culture is positive, individual virus typings (Adenovirus, Influenza A, Influenza B, Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, and RSV) will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87140 x7).
Centrifuge Enhanced Culture • Immunofluorescence Stain
Diagnosis facilitates appropriate selection of antiviral drug therapy, such as amantadine for Influenza A and ribavirin for RSV1, and prevents inappropriate use of antibiotics and subsequent development of resistant strains of bacteria. Often patients will present with symptoms characteristic of several different infections and several tests will have to be ordered to determine the infectious agent.
1. Mandell, G.L., Bennett, J.E. and Dolin, R. Eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 5th ed., Churchill Livingstone. 460-479.
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