Days Set Up
Analytic Time

1 day (6 hours for UM inpatients and ED).
Testing is performed 24/7 throughout the day with turnaround time dependent on staffing and the current load on the instrument.

MiChart Code
Respiratory Virus Panel by PCR
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Influenza Viruses by PCR
Respiratory Viruses Panel
Human Metapneumovirus by PCR
Influenza A by PCR
Parainfluenza Viruses by PCR
Respiratory Syncytial Virus by PCR
Influenza B by PCR
Viral Respiratory Screen, Comprehensive
Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4 Viruses by PCR
Coronavirus by PCR
Mycoplasma pneumoniae by PCR
Human Rhinovirus / Enterovirus by PCR
Chlamydophila pneumoniae by PCR
Adenovirus by PCR
Influenza A subtypes H1, H3, 2009 H1
Bordetella pertussis

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Film Array multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection of respiratory viruses Adenovirus, Coronavirus 229E, Coronavirus NL63, Coronavirus OC43, Human Metapneumovirus, Influenza A, Influenza A subtype H1, Influenza A subtype H3, Influenza A subtype 2009 H1, Influenza B, Parainfluenza virus 1, Parainfluenza virus 2, Parainfluenza virus 3, Parainfluenza virus 4, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Reference Range


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements


SWAB: Use flocked swab, dacron or rayon swab to obtain specimen and place into M4-RT transport medium. Refrigerate. BAL FLUID: Place in sterile cup and refrigerate. M6-RT or UTM transport media is also acceptable. Deliver all specimen types to the laboratory as soon as possible. The possibility for virus isolation decreases as the length of storage time increases. Many viral agents will survive at room temperature for several hours; however, for optimum recovery of viruses, please refrigerate; do not freeze.

M4 Transport & Remel M6
Normal Volume
1 nasopharyngeal swab; 2 mL BAL; 2 mL tracheal aspirate or suction
Minimum Volume

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.