|Alternate:||Respiratory PCR, RIDPP, RIDP|
|Includes:||Detection of Influenza A, Influenza B, Adenovirus, RSV, Parainfluenza, Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV), Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Rhinovirus, and Coronavirus using PCR.|
|Available:||Daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before 1 PM are performed same day|
|Turnaround:||1-2 days. Test performed daily, first shift only. Specimens received in the lab before 1 PM are resulted the same day.|
|Specimen:||Respiratory specimens including: Bronchial wash/aspirate, Nasopharyngeal wash/aspirate, Nasopharyngeal swab, Sputum, Throat swab, Tracheal aspirate, and pleural fluid.|
|Volume:||Minimum of 1 ml of fluid specimen submitted in Viral/Chlamydia transport media or 1 ml of original aspirate/wash.
Sterile swab (no swabs with wooden shafts please) in Viral/Chlamydia transport media.
|Container:||Aspirates/wash in Viral/Chlamydia transport media or Sterile container .
Swab in Viral/Chlamydia transport media
|Temperature:||Transport to the lab ASAP. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.|
|Rejection:||Inappropriately identified or commingled specimens are unacceptable.
QNS specimens will be rejected.
|Normal:||Negative for each virus/organism by PCR.|
|Uses:||Detection of an array of respiratory viruses and organisms by PCR.|
|Limitations:||A negative result does not necessarily rule out infection.|
|Method:||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
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