Sign in →

Test Code ADENO Adenovirus Culture

Specimen Required

3 mL nasal wash/aspirate or bronchial lavage/wash submitted in VCM transport media Fresh stool, nasal wash/aspirate, conjunctiva or bronchial lavage/wash submitted in M4 transport media • 2.5 mL bronchial brush/wash submitted in a sterile, leak-proof container

Specimen Minimum Volume

Fresh stool, throat swab, conjunctiva, bronchial or nasal wash/aspirate: 1 mL Urine: 5 mL

Specimen Stability

Specimens in VCM or M4 Transport Medium:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 4 days
Frozen -70°C: 30 days

Specimens in sterile, leak-proof container :
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Daily a.m.

Method Name

Rapid Culture

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: VCM Transport Medium
Other Acceptable Container: Leakproof container

Transport / Storage Conditions

Refrigerated (cold packs)

Special Instructions

Body fluids to be submitted in VCM Transport Medium (preferred) must be mixed with an equal amount of the VCM Transport Medium. Do not place small volumes of fluid directly into the tube as this causes over-dilution of the specimen. M4 Transport Medium is acceptable.

Reference Values

Not isolated

CPT Codes


Analytic Time

6 Days