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Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR

Test Name: Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR
Alternate Description: RVP
LIS Code: RVP
Lab Section:

Virology

Fluid Type:

NP (Nasal Pharyngeal) Swabs ONLY and BAL's

Test Includes:

Detection for following respiratory viruses: Respiratory syncytial virus ( RSV), Influenza A/B, Parainfluenza 1/2/3/4, Human Metapneumovirus, Adenovirus, Rhinovirus, Enterovirus, Coronavirus, Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

NP Swab in UTM (Universal Transport Medium) BRONCHIAL LAVAGE ( BAL) in sterile container

Container (Microbiology):

UTM

Specimen Stability:

72 hours if refrigerated

Specimen Transport:

Refrigerate

Test Results:

Detected / Negative for individual viruses

Availability:

7 Days a week

Stat Availability:

Yes

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

12 hours or less from time of receipt in Virology Laboratory

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Send to lab immediately upon collection.

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Keep refrigerated until courier pickup