|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||
83900, 83901 x 6
This test is used to detect the presence of RNA from Influenza A, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Parainfluenza viruses 1, 2, 3 and 4, Adenovirus, Entero/Rhino Virus and Human Metapneumo Virus.
Monday through Saturday during respiratory virus infection season
24- 48 hours
Specimen must be received by the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory no later than 6:00am on the day of testing for same day result.
Nasopharyngeal swabs and throat swabs should be placed in M4 viral transport media. Nasopharyngeal aspirates, nasopharyngeal washes, or bronchoalveolar lavage should be placed in a sterile container.
Nasopharyngeal swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate, nasopharyngeal washes
Inappropriate specimen, improper collection, inappropriate specimen container, improper storage, unlabeled specimen, mislabeled specimen.
Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate the specimen
This assay will be reported as 'RNA detected', 'No RNA detected' for each viral target.
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:||
A negative result does not exlude the possibility of respiratory virus infection since very low levels of infection or sampling error may cause a false negative result. The assay does not detect respiratory viruses other than those listed above.
Polymerase Chain Reaction with detection by Luminex technology