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Test Name

Parainfluenza Virus Antigen Detection, DFA

CPT Code(s)

87279 (x3)

Includes

Parainfluenza Type 1, Parainfluenza Type 2 and Parainfluenza Type 3

Methodology

Direct Fluorescent Assay (DFA)

Reference Range(s)

See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance

Parainfluenza virus is the second most common cause of lower respiratory disease in young children.  Parainfluenza virus can cause respiratory tract illness in patients of any age.

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Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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