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Rhinovirus

Test Code: 201100
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Clinical Utility

This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.

Rhinovirus (RV) is the most common, global viral infectious agent to infect humans and is the predominant cause of the common cold. It is a single-stranded, positive-sense RNA genome. Rhinovirus is extremely contagious and can live outside human contact for up to three hours. For infants under three months of age and the immunocompromised, symptoms can be more severe and may lead to illnesses ranging from pneumonia to bronchiolitis.

 

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above. The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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