RSV Testing

RSV Testing

In an attempt to better serve your needs, erase confusion, and eliminate testing errors with regards to (pediatrics) RSV testing, please take note of the following:

The STAT Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) test is the RSV Direct Antigen Screen #15845. If we receive a NP swab aspirate, we perform the RSV Antigen Screen.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus DFAs are not performed STAT. These tests are run at 1:00 PM daily. NP slides must be made and submitted for DFA testing.

Please be specific when ordering. The title "RSV test" is too ambiguous, and we run the risk of not performing the actual test desired. Please specify the test required, RSV Direct Antigen Screen, or RSV DFA.