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Epic Test Name Respiratory PCR Panel
Components Adenovirus, Coronavirus 229E, HKU1, NL63, OC43, Human Metapneumovirus, Influenza A & B, Parainfluenza Virus 1, 2, 3, 4, Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, RSV, Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumonia and Mycoplasma pneumonia.
Synonyms RVP, Biofire, Film Array
Description Respiratory PCR. Preferred test for evaluating severely immunocompromised (eg. BMT) or critically ill ICU) patients with respiratory symptoms.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Nasopharyngeal swab in M4 viral transport media
Specimen Type Nasopharyngeal swab
Preferred Collection Volume Swab
Minimum Collection Volume 0.1 mL
Collection Instructions Nasopharyngeal swab in M4 viral transport media
Specimen Handling Stability (collection to initiation of testing): room temperature: 4 hrs; refrigerated: 3 days; frozen: 30 days. Specimens in VTM should be processed and tested as soon as possible.
Rejection Criteria Specimens other than listed above
Methodology Polymerase Chain Reaction/DNA Hybridization/Electrochemical Detection
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 87633
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around TimeFinal:3 hours
Performed Microbiology
Performed by
Updated/Reviewed 02/22/2018