Respiratory Viral Panel

Respiratory Viral Panel

Test name:
Respiratory viral panel by PCR

Order name:

Specimen requirements:
Nasopharyngeal swab or nasal wash

Minimum volume:
0.5 mL nasal wash, NP swab in viral transport media

Storage and stability information:
Refrigerated, 5 days

Test performed:

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Bead array

Reference range:
Negative for the respiratory viruses tested

Clinical significance:
Respiratory viruses cause acute local and systemic illnesses that range in severity, with the potential to cause severe disease especially in the young and elderly. Respiratory viruses are highly prevalent and are the most common cause of acute illness in the U.S. Viruses tested in this assay include: Influenza A - H3 Seasonal Strain, Influenza A - H1 Seasonal Strain, Influenza A - No Subtype, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Type A, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Type B, Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, Rhinovirus, Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus

CPT codes:
87502, 87503, 87798 x 8