|ID:803 ||Respiratory Virus PCR||Search Links: General Info : Protocols : Patient Info|
|Description||Detection of respiratory pathogens by PCR in respiratory secretions is diagnostic for the presence of agents which may or may not be the cause of respiratory disease.
This multiplex PCR detects Influenza viruses (A and B), RSV, Adenovirus, Metapneumovirus, Rhino virus, Parainfluenza viruses 1-4 and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.|
|Additional Info|| Respiratory secretions (NPA,BAL, Tracheal aspirate), nose and throat swabs are acceptable samples. Sputum will be tested on adults although swabs are preferred where upper respiratory tract symptoms predominate.
Swabs and transport media are available from Molecular lab, ext 28750 or by faxed form available on the web site. NPA is probably the best sample for young children but a nasopharyngeal swab is acceptable alternative or nose and throat swabs. Please do NOT use charcoal swabs or eswabs for this test. Samples must be in the laboratory before 09:30.
Certain samples positive for influenza viruses may be referred to the Virus Reference Laboratory at Colindale for typing and/or confirmation.|
|Interpretation||Specimens will be reported as positive or negative for each target.|
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|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||1 - 2 days|
|IP Routine TAT||1 - 2 days|
|GP Acute TAT||1 - 2 days|
|GP Routine TAT||1 - 2 days|
|Turnround Comment||Samples to be in Laboratory before 10:00 Weekdays and 9:00 Saturdays.|
Originally edited by : D Bennett. Last edited on 08/01/2020 12:08:49. Published By K Roberts on 08/01/2019 12:08:49.