Respiratory Virus Panel Cascading Add on
Label Mnemonic: RVPCRADD
Epic Lab Code: LAB8564
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
BT 6004
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen Instructions:
This order forces the release of additional results (parainfluenza 1, 2 and 3; RSV A and B; metapneumovirus; and adenovirus) from a cascading panel that terminated with a positive influenza result. Results are released immediately with no further testing or sample collection necessary.
Delivery Instructions:
Transport the specimen to the Microbiology laboratory (6004 BT) immediately on ice or refrigerate. If the tube system is used, ensure specimens are in leak-proof containers that are securely closed and double bagged. Do not send traps through the tube system.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
This PCR assay tests for eight respiratory viruses: Influenza A (including H1N1), influenza B, parainfluenza viruses 1, 2, 3, adenovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and human metapneumovirus. Human metapneumovirus is a recently identified (2001) respiratory virus related to RSV. Its clinical manifestations are also similar to that of RSV and ranges from mild upper respiratory infections to bronchiolitis and severe pneumonia. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the University of Iowa Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research. The laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.
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