A nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of respiratory viruses: Influenza types A&B, Parainfluenza types 1-4, Respiratory Syncytial virus, Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus and Rhinovirus
For detection of a range of respiratory viruses in respiratory specimens.
Sample Required Nose or throat swab in Viral Transport medium (VTM), nasopharyngeal aspirate, endotracheal aspirate or bronchoalveolar lavage.
Sample Volume 400ul (VTM)
Turnaround Time 1 day
Notes Turnaround time is 3 days for CMV PCR and PCP
The Enterovirus and Parechovirus tests on the overall panel are newly implemented and awaiting assessment for accreditation.
The Influenza B test on the panel is currently additionally tested using a newly implemented test and awaiting assessment for accreditation.