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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
RSV Antigen
CategoryMicrobiology - Virology
Code
RSVG
Test information
RSV antigen detection is most useful in children <1 year during "RSV season" which typically occurs in late September to early November. Outside this season and patient cohort a throat swab for the molecular detection of RSV is preferred due to improved sensitivity and specificity.
Pre-analytical
If there is a delay in transporting the specimen to the laboratory, please refrigerate.
Universal container - white top
Sample: Nasopharyngeal aspirate
Assay frequency
Upon receipt during normal Virology working hours
TAT Inpatient (urgent)
1 Day
TAT Inpatient
1 Day
Referral lab
Local
Page last updated: 08 September 2021