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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 AandB, Parainfluenza types 1-4, Respiratory Syncytial virus, Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus and Rhinovirus/enterovirus, Bordettella, B.pertussis, M.pneumoniae

Clinicial Indications

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

Reference range


Sample & container required Nose or throat swab in Viral Transport medium (VTM), 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