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Respiratory Panel Film Array

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
RFILM/VIR1
Specimen Type:
NPH swab in M4 Viral Transport Medium
Tube Type:
M4 VTM
Collection Volume:
1 swab
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Multiplexed nucleic acid test intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of nucleic acids from multiple viral and bacterial respiratory organisms
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
Two hours from the time the specimen arrives in the Akron laboratory when the Microbiology lab is staffed (8 AM to 9 PM Mon-Friday, 8-2PM on weekends)
Additional Info:
The Respiratory Film Array Panel is run routinely in the Microbiology/Virology Laboratory from 8am to 9pm, Monday – Friday, and 8am to 2pm on Weekends. STAT testing is available 24/7, according to the availability of the instruments and staff. If patient management decisions require ASAP testing, contact the Microbiology laboratory at ext. 38406 to inquire about time expectations for a given panel to be reported. Weekend staffing varies according to the season. In general, an RP will be reported out the same day if the specimen arrives in the Microbiology/Virology laboratory by noon. If patient management decisions require ASAP testing, contact the Microbiology laboratory at ext.38406 to inquire about time expectations for a given panel to be reported.
Panel Includes:
Targets include the following: Adenovirus, Bordetella parapertussis, Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Coronavirus 229E, Coronavirus HKU1, Coronavirus NL63, Coronavirus OC43, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), Human metapneumovirus, Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Influenza A and B, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Parainfluenza Viruses 1,2,3 and 4, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Coronavirus strains 229E, HKU1, NL63, and OC43 normally occur in the U.S.