Laboratory Services

RSV Rapid Antigen (Pediatric only)

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Test Description
RSV Rapid Antigen (Pediatric only)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Rapid RSV, RSV Antigen

Test ID
General Information

Rapid Detection of RSV by rapid chromatographic immunoassay for patients less than 19 years of age. The RSV FIA employs immunofluorescence for detection of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) nucleoprotein antigen from the nasopharyngeal swab.

Container Type

NP swab:  Submit swab in 1 mL saline
Nasopharyngeal wash:  Submit sample in sterile container

Specimen Type

Nasopharyngeal swab, Nasopharyngeal wash or aspirate

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Break swab into saline tube. Refrigerate.

Additional Processing Details

Refrigerate for up to 24 hours

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Room temp: 24 hours, Refrigerated: 24 hours

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Frozen, incorrect transport media, delayed in transport

Department (code)



Chromatographic immunoassay

Estimated TAT

4-24 hours

Testing Schedule


Test Includes

RSV Antigen

CPT Code(s)


Additional Information

This test is suitable for the pediatric population (less than 19 years of age) only. Performance characteristics have not been established for use with patients older than 19 years of age.

Minimum Sample Volume

Saline 1mL

Reference Range


Performing Lab

Incyte Diagnostics

LOINC Code(s)