Respiratory viruses by PCR


Respiratory viruses by PCR

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



SARS-Cov-2 RNA, Influenza A RNA, Influenza B RNA, Seasonal Coronavirus RNA, RSV RNA, Parechovirus RNA, Rhinovirus RNA, Enterovirus RNA, Parainfluenza RNA, Adenovirus DNA, Human Metapneumovirus RNA plus atypical bacterial targets.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

72 hrs. at 2°C to 8°C

Sample type

NPA, BAL, Sputum, in sterile container, Nasal or throat swab in green top VTM

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

2 days

If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site