Parainfluenza Virus 3
Test Code: 1020
Cpt Code:87798 (x1)
Clinical UtilityThis 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.