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|Source||See Specimen Handling section.|
When collecting specimens using a specimen trap, directions for use MUST be followed to avoid leaking specimens:
BUSSE auger suction trap directions for use:
1. Tighten cap for firm seal before collection
2. Connect distal end of catheter to tubing; attach suction tubing to removable plastic connector
3. Collect specimen, then remove the suction tubing along with connector, exposing chimney.
4. To seal trap, remove catheter from tubing and connect tubing to chimney, forming an inverted "U"
Directions are also clearly indicated on the container packaging.
If a nasopharyngeal swab is the only specimen available collect using a cotton or dacron swab on aluminum or plastic shaft. DO NOT use calcium alginate swabs as they may inhibit PCR. Submit the swab in Viral Transport Medium or Universal Transport Medium.
Store specimen at 4°C.
Parafilm or tape the connection and lid of the sterile trap before transport.
Turnaround time for negative result: 1 day.
Screening of respiratory specimens by a molecular Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method is used to detect 3 respiratory viruses: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Influenza A and Influenza B. The PCR method is greater than 95% sensitive.
|Testing Location||CLS Microbiology|
08:00 - 14:00 daily
Specimens must be received by 14:00 Monday - Sunday; specimens received after these hours will be processed the next day.