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Respiratory Viruses PCR Panel (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Respiratory Virus PCR Panel Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Battery Members

Adenovirus PCR, Influenza A PCR, Influenza B PCR. RSV PCR, Human Metapneumovirus PCR, Parainfluenza PCR, Rhinovirus PCR

Specimen Requirements

BAL, Tracheal aspirate, Nasal wash

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Throat swab, Nasopharyngeal swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

M4 collection kit

N/A
Stability

Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Room temperature - 6 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

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

Comments

Specimens received after 0900 will be done on the next day of testing.

CPT Code

  • 87631
  • 87798 (x4)