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Test Code RESPAN Respiratory Virus Panel by Biofire FilmArray

EPIC Code

LAB1897

Methodology

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) using BioFire FilmArray

Performing Laboratory

Berkeley Medical Center

Specimen Requirements

Collect: Nasopharyngeal swab (flocked) in approximately 3 mLUniversalTransport Media (UTM) (see images below). 

Minimum Collection Volume:

   Nasopharyngeal swab: 300 uL sample swab in UTM

Stability:

   Ambient: 4 hours

   Refrigerated: 3 days

   Frozen: 30 days

Collection Remarks: Calcium alginate swabs may not be used.

 

Reject Due To: Specimens in leaking containers will not be tested. Dry swabs, calcium alginate swabs, samples in bacterial transport systems, and other body fluids will not be tested.

 

Test includes:

Adenovirus

Coronavirus 229E

Coronavirus HKU1

Coronavirus NL63

Coronavirus OC43

Human Metapneumovirus

Influenza A

Influenza A subtype H1

Influenza A subtype H3

Influenza A subtype H1-2009

Influenza B

Parainfluenza Virus 1

Parainfluenza Virus 2

Parainfluenza Virus 3

Parainfluenza Virus 4

Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus

Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Bordetella pertussis

Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Reference Values

Not Detected

Day(s) Test Set Up

Sunday-Saturday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87633
87798

87486

87581