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RESPIRATORY PANEL BY PCR

Mnemonic

RP PCR

Synonym

RVP PCR - Respiratory PCR

Includes

This test detects the following 19 viral and bacterial targets:  Adenovirus, Coronavirus 229E, Coronavirus HKU1, Coronavirus NL63, Coronavirus OC43, Human metapneumovirus, Human rhinovirus/enterovirus, Influenza A, subtypes 2009H1N1, H1, H3, Influenza B, Parainfluenza virus types 1, 2, 3 and 4, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Bordetella Pertussis may or may not be included dependent on methodology used.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Remel Multi-Microbe Media (M4) is the primary transport media for Legacy Laboratory Services. Legacy will accept these other transport media:  Copan Universal Transport Medium (UTM-RT, BD Universal Viral Transport, Cepheid Xpert Viral Transport media and BD Universal Viral Transport for Quest Diagnostics.  

Handling

NP swab in 3 mL of M4 or M4RT viral transport medium. Nasal washes and bronchial washes in a clean leak-proof container.

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Specimen sources other than those noted in Collect, specimens at room temperature for more than 4 hours.

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen (-70°C) 30 days

Testing Information

Performed

7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Reported

Same day

Method

Multiplexed Nucleic Acid Amplification Test

Reference Values

Reference Values

Not detected.

Comments

For more information, please see Respiratory Virus Testing Options

CPT Codes

87633

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:18:33 AM


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