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 + SARS-CoV2; PCR
Soft Order Code

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Film Array multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection of respiratory viruses SARS-CoV-2, 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, Bordetella parapertussis, 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 or . Refrigerate. BAL FLUID: Place in sterile cup and refrigerate. PBS 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.

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 nasopharyngeal or oropharynx swab; 2 mL BAL; 2 mL tracheal aspirate or suction; 2 mL nasal aspirate
Minimum Volume

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Our High Standard

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.