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Test Code RSV Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Rapid Antigen

Important Note

Testing only acceptable on patients less than 20 years old.

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB495

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Naso

Collection Container/Type: Nasopharyngeal swab

Submission Container/Tube: eSwab (flexible minitip) (blue cap)

Specimen Volume: Swab

Additional Information:

  • Specimens obtained early in the course of the illness will contain the highest viral titers.
  • Freshly collected nasopharyngeal swab specimens in transport media should be processed and tested immediately.

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Not defined

Refrigerated: 72 hours

Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


Report Available

1 day

Performing Laboratory

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

3300 Gallows Rd

Falls Church, VA 22042