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VIRAL CULTURE
Number 828
CPT Code 87250
Alias ROUTINE VIRAL CULTURE, GENERAL VIRAL CULTURE
Specimen Container Viral Transport Medium
Specimen Type Indicate Source
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range No virus isolated
Alternate Specimen Contact Laboratory
Volume Swab
Stability Ambient N/A
Stability Refrigerated Preferred
Stability Frozen N/A
Patient Preparation 
Methodology 

Inoculation of specimen into cell cultures, incubation of cultures, observation for characteristic cytopathic effect, and identification by DFA or other methods

Limitations 
Rejection Criteria 

Bacterial swab specimen; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; dry specimen; specimen submitted in fixative or additive; specimen received in expired transport media or incorrect transport device; inappropriate specimen transport conditions; specimen received after prolonged delay in transport (usually more than 72 hours); specimen stored or transported at room temperature; wooden shaft swab in transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label

Additional Instructions 
Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
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COVID-19 Testing Guidance

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COVID-19 Testing Guidance

Primex Clinical Laboratories strives to provide clients with quality testing services to better support patient health. With the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become high in demand yet testing supplies are limited.

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