Respiratory viruses by PCR

Test/Investigation

Respiratory viruses by PCR

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation

NNUH

Comments/Precautions

Adenovirus, Rhinovirus, Coronoviruses, Enterovirus, Influenza A&B, hMPV, RSV, Parainfluenzae ,

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

If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site

NNUH