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Respiratory Virus Mini-Panel by PCR

Order Name Mini Vresp PCR
Test Number: 6907567
Revision Date 05/05/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Influenza A by PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction 34487-9 
Influenza B by PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction 40982-1 
RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Detection by PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction 40988-8 
Metapneumovirus PCR
Polymerase Chain Reaction  
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 3 mL (1 mL) Swab Mini-Flocked Swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM) Refrigerated
Alternate 1 3 mL (1 mL) Nasal Wash Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Alternate 2 3 mL (1 mL) Bronchial lavage/wash Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Instructions The preferred specimen is mini-Flocked Swab in Universal Transport Media (UTM)
(Comes as a kit: RML Supply# 50775), BD Viral Transport Media (VTM) or M4.
Keep swabs refrigerated, Stability 7 days refrigerated.
Also acceptable 3mL(1mL) BAL or NP/Nasal/Tracheal Aspirate Sterile Screwtop tube Refrigerated.
NOTE: DO NOT USE Caclium Alginate or Wooden Shaft Swabs as they inhibit PCR testing.
Testing Schedule Seasonal. In season: Daily. Out of season: Mon, Wed, Fri  
Expected TAT 2 - 3 Days  
CPT Code(s) 87631
Lab Section Molecular Diagnostic