Imperial Collage Healthcare

Respiratory PCR


Test Background

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


Clinical Indications

For detection of a range of respiratory viruses in respiratory specimens.


Reference Range

N/A


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

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