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Respiratory Panel 2 plus – FilmArray®

Category Microbiology
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Multiplex PCR to detect the following pathogens:

Human metapneumovirus
Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
Influenza A
Influenza B
Parainfluenza virus 1, 2, 3, 4
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Bordetella pertussis
Bordetella parapertussis
Chlamydia pneumoniae
Mycoplasma pneumonia

Clinical Indications

• Emergency admissions presenting with respiratory symptoms and requiring high flow oxygen (optiflow), non-invasive ventilation (NIV) or referral to ITU for respiratory support.
• To ease hospital flow from IPC perspective and improve antimicrobial stewardship
• Accurately manage critical care patients

Reference range


Sample & container required Nasopharyngeal Swab
Sample container Blue top eNAT transport medium
Sample collection

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.