Respiratory viruses by PCR


Respiratory viruses by PCR

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



Influenza A, Influenza B, Human Coronavirus (detects alphacoronaviruses and subgroup A betacoronaviruses), Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Rhinovirus and Enterovirus, Enterovirus, Human Bocavirus, Human Parainfluenza Virus, Human parainfluenza Virus 4, Human Parechovirus, Human Adenovirus, Severe Acute Respiratory , Syndrome Coronavirus 2, Human Metapneumovirus

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

72 hrs. at 2°C to 8°C

Sample type

NPA, BAL, Sputum, Nasal or throat swab in VTM

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

2 days

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