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Parainfluenza Virus 2

Test Code: 0920
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Clinical Utility

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

Human parainfluenza (HPIV) virus infection is one of the leading causes of lower respiratory tract disease among children, second only to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). HPIV serotypes 1 and 2 are the leading causes of childhood laryngotracheobronchitis (LTB). HPIV serotype 3 is more often associated with adult respiratory disease, bronchiolitis, or pneumonia, especially in elderly and immunocompromised patients. The Respiratory Viral Panel detects HPIV serotypes 1, 2, and 3.

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 general 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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