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Routine Respiratory PCR

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Microbiology

Test information: Please indicate travel history. Patients that have received a live attenuated nasal vaccine (i.e. Fluenz Tetra / FluMist) prior to specimen collect can result in false positive results. The performance of this test has not been established for immunocompromised individuals. Assay targets include - Influenza A serotypes pdH1N1 and H3 (including H3N2) are differentiated, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Human Parainfluenza virus 1, Human Parainfluenza virus 2, Human Parainfluenza virus 3, Human Parainfluenza virus, Human Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Swab;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Nasal swab, throat swab, combined nose & throat swab, nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, tracheal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage, sputum and bronchial washing.
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Plain Universal;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Sterile CE-marked Universal Container;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible. Short term storage 2-8 °C
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 17-10-2022