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Respiratory Infection Array


Name Method Department Units
Respiratory Infection Array Multiplex PCR
CMI, Virology

Battery Members

Adenovirus, Influenza A, Influenza B, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Human Metapneumovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Coronavirus, Bordetella pertussis ,Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Specimen Requirements

BAL, Nasal wash, Pleural fluid, Tracheal aspirate

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - indefinite minute(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Nasopharyngeal swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

M4 collection kit

N/A 3 mL

Room temperature - 4 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)
Frozen - 30 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • M4 vial without swab
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Diluted specimen


If pertussis is highly suspected, please order Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis (Test code: BPPERT)

CPT Code

  • 87633
  • 87798
  • 87486
  • 87581