Item Value
Test name Respiratory Virus PCR Panel
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 2-3 days
In House Availability Test performed minimum of 3x per week
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range Not detected
Container type
Nasopharyngeal swab Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
Other samples Clean container
Amount to Collect
Nasopharyngeal swab 1 flocked swab
Fluid 2 mL
Collection Instructions Nasopharyngeal swab: Use flocked swab/Universal Transport Medium for collection. Insert swab into the nostril, gently rotating the swab inward until resistance is met at the level of the turbinates. Rotate the swab a few times against the nasopharyngeal wall (approximately 10 sec) and then withdraw swab. Insert swab into container with Universal Transport Medium. Break end of swab so top of vial can be screwed on securely. Appropriately label specimen and send to the laboratory.
Sample type Nasopharyngeal swab (preferred), nasal wash or aspirate, trachael aspirate, BAL, bronchial wash

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