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Test Code RESPVI Respiratory FilmArray Panel, LAB3222

Important Note

Useful for Rapid detection of respiratory infections caused by:

 - Adenovirus

 - Coronavirus (229E, HKU1, NL63 and oc43)

 - Human Metapneumovirus

 - Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus

 - Influenza A

 - Influenza B

 - Parainfluenza virus types 1-4

 - Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

 - Bordetella pertussis

 - Mycoplasma pneumoniae

 - Chlamydophila pneumoniae

 

Results of the panel are intended to aid in the diagnosis of illness and are meant to be used in conjunction with other clinical and epidemiological findings.

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Preferred:

Nasopharyngeal Swab

1. Submit nasopharyngeal swab with Universal Transport Medium (available from St. Luke’s Laboratory).  Specimen must be refrigerated within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 30 days.

2. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Transport specimen to laboratory as soon after collection as possible. Refrigerate at 2-8° C  if there will be a delay. 

Reference Values

Negative (for all targets)

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87633 - Viral Respiratory pathogen, includes multiplex amplified probe technique, multiple types or subtypes, 12-25 targets.

87798 - Bordetella pertussis

87486 - Chlamydophila pneumoniae

87581 - Mycoplasma pneumoniae