Respiratory Panel 2 plus – FilmArray®
Multiplex PCR to detect the following pathogens:
• Emergency admissions presenting with respiratory symptoms and requiring high flow oxygen (optiflow), non-invasive ventilation (NIV) or referral to ITU for respiratory support.
|Sample & container required||Nasopharyngeal Swab|
|Sample container||Blue top eNAT transport medium|
Use the eNAT transport collection kit, sourced from your local Pathology specimen reception.
|Transport storage||Transport sample to Microbiology at Charing Cross hospital immediately.|
|Turnaround time||12 hours|
Requests MUST be approved by a Microbiology or Virology Consultant.
This assay is not UKAS accredited.