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Respiratory PCR

Category Virology
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A nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of respiratory viruses: Influenza types A and B, Parainfluenza types 1-4, Respiratory Syncytial virus, Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus/enterovirus, Bordettella, B.pertussis, M.pneumoniae and SARS CoV-2.

Clinical Indications

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

Reference range


Sample & container required Nose or throat swab in Cobas PCR media (yellow top) or Viral Transport medium (green top), nasopharyngeal aspirate, endotracheal aspirate or bronchoalveolar lavage.
Sample volume 400ul (VTM)
Turnaround time 2 days

Turnaround time is 3 days for CMV PCR and PCP