Use FRS for Respiratory test performed at NPV.Code RVM for extended testing (if instructed by microbiology department) of Respiratory PCR performed at the Alfred.
Rapid testing for Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV is performed on all specimens.
Testing using the extended respiratory virus PCR panel available on request.
Mouth swabs are not an acceptable specimen.
The following respiratory pathogens are detected with the extended panel: Influenza A/B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3, RSV, Adenovirus, Human Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Bordetella pertussis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae.
Turn around time for the extended panel is 36 to 48 hours (longer over weekends).