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Test Code M16 Respiratory Panel PCR

Additional Codes

MLAB: RESPPCR

PowerChart: Respiratory Panel PCR

Epic: LAB3222 Respiratory FilmArray Panel

MA Cerner: Respiratory Panel.

Test Method

Direct Detection of Immunofluorescence Using Monoclonal Antibodies; FilmArray

Specimen Requirement

Nasopharyngeal specimen is required using the flexible mini-tipped swab and Universal Transport Media (UTM) tube (Diagnostics Hybrids #403CP).

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Flexible flocked nasopharyngeal swab in universal transport media. The flocked swab and UTM kit is available from the laboratory by calling the Client Liaison (563-556-2010 Ext. 129) or Microbiology Dept (563-556-7336). The specimen must be transported to the lab at refrigerated temperature using cold packs, wet ice or other refrigerant coolants.

Collect the nasopharyngeal swab:

  1. Open the sterile, flexible mini-tipped swab package and remove the swab.
  2. Tilt the patient’s head back (head should be inclined from vertical).
  3. Gently insert the sterile swab along the nasal septum just above the floor of the passage to the nasopharynx until resistance is met.
  4. Rotate the swab gently against the nasopharyngeal mucosa for 10-15 seconds and then gently remove the swab.
  5. Insert the swab into the UTM tube pushing it all the way to the bottom of the tube.
  6. Holding the swab shaft close to the rim of the tube and point the tube away, break the swab shaft along the pre-scored breakpoint indentation.
  7. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include specimen source, date and time of collection.
  8. Transport the specimen to the laboratory immediately after collection. When transporting specimens, use cold pack, wet ice or other refrigerant coolants. If specimen testing will be delayed the specimen in UTM may be held at room temperatue (18-30 C) for up to 4 hours, at refrigerator temperature (2-8 C) for up to 3 days, or at freezer temperature (<-15 C) for up to 30 days.

Performance

Test performed Monday through Sunday.

Typically completed within 24 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Samples received in the lab by 1400 Monday through Friday will be reported the same day; samples received after 1400 will be tested the next day. On weekends or holidays, the sample must be received in the lab by 1100 Saturday and Sunday to be reported the same day.

Reference Values

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Not detected

Adenovirus: Not detected

Coronavirus HKU1: Not detected

Coronavirus NL63: Not detected

Coronavirus 229E: Not detected

Coronavirus OC43: Not detected

Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus: Not detected

Human Metapneumovirus: Not detected

Influenza A/H1: Not detected

Influenza A/H1-2009: Not detected

Influenza A/H3: Not detected

Influenza B: Not detected

Parainfluenza 1: Not detected

Parainfluenza 2: Not detected

Parainfluenza 3: Not detected

Parainfluenza 4: Not detected

Bordetella pertussis: Not detected

Chlamydophila pneumoniae: Not detected

Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Not detected

CPT Code Information

87633  Detection Infectious Agent by Probe Techniques: respiratory virus multiplex reverse transcription and amplified probe technique, multiple types or subtypes, 12-25 targets

87798 Detection Infectious Agent by Probe Techniques; not otherwise specified

87486 Detection Infectious Agent by Probe Techniques; Chlamydia pneumoniae amplified probe technique

87581 Mycoplasma pneumonia, amplified probe technique

Useful For

Evaluating patients suspected of having a respiratory viral or bacterial infection.

LOINC Code Information

In process