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Respiratory Panel Film Array

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Virology

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
NPH swab in M4 Viral Transport Medium
Tube Type:
Collection Volume:
1 swab
Amplified Probe Technique- 14 targets
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 (RP) is run in the Microbiology/Virology laboratory on day shift, and as possible, by afternoon techs. The test is run according to availability of the instruments and staff; during peak testing times, panel reports will be delayed and may not get run on the same day. In general, Monday through Friday a panel arriving in the Micro/Viro lab by 8 p.m. will be reported out that evening. 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 pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Coronavirus, Human metapneumovirus, Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Influenza A and B, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Parainfluenza viruses 1,2,3 and 4, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).