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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, Bordetella parapertussis ,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

Viral Transport Media

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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

  • Viral Transport Media vial without swab
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Diluted specimen
  • Throat swab not acceptable


Throat swabs are not acceptable for FARVPP testing. If necessary, suggest testing throat swabs with individual analyte assays or RVPP. 

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

CPT Code

  • 87633
  • 87798 (x2)
  • 87486
  • 87581