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.
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Film Array multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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 ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.