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Test Code SQ RESPCR, EPIC LAB6404 Respiratory Pathogens PCR Panel

Biohazard Infectious


Target Amplification-Multiplex RT-PCR-based amplification and identification of virus specific amplicons by using gold nanoparticle probe based detection technology.

Performing Laboratory

UPH Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

NP swabs in 3mL Universal Viral Transport tubes.

Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) specimens are unacceptable.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Specimens must be tested or stored at 2-8 C within 4 hours of collection. Specimens may be stored at 2-8 C for a total of 48 hours from time of collection before testing.

Reference Values

Influenza A - Negative

Influenza B - Negative

Respiratory Syncytial Virus - Negative

Adenovirus - Negative

Human Metapneumovirus - Negative

Parainfluenza 1 - Negative

Parainfluenza 2 - Negative

Parainfluenza 3 - Negative

Parainfluenza 4 - Negative


Day(s) Test Set Up

Seven days a week between the hours of 0530 and 1800

Test Classification and CPT Coding