Molecular assay (NAAT)

Container: Flocked swabs in viral transport medium

Sample type: Swabs (nose and throat)

Test name: Rhinovirus
Molecular assay (NAAT) a.k.a. Respiratory Virus PCR

Condition / Indication: Respiratory Infection

Special precautions & notes: Tests include - Influenza A and B, RSV, human metapneumovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza viruses 1,2,3,4 Rhinovirus, coronavirus, MERS-CoV, Chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma pneumoniae Please note if the patient is immunocopromised. If Avian flu is suspected please contact the Duty virologist

Sample required: Nose and/or throat swab

Test information required: Patient name, sex and age, Laboratory number
Appropriate hazard warnings

Container: Flocked swabs in viral transport medium

Alternative container: Other swab types

Ideal volume (mL): 500µL

Discipline: Virology

Section: Molecular

Turnaround time: 2 days


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