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Test Code REVSQT Respiratory Viruses Semi-Quant PCR

Important Note

This test requires a previous positive Rapid Respiratory Viral PCR  .

Additional Codes

Tests for 11 viruses as multiplex PCR; not available for individual viruses except for Metapneumovirus or Adenovirus. Will test for RSV, Meta, Adeno, Para 1 - 4, Flu A & B, Coronavirus and Rhinovirus.

Clinical System Name

Respiratory Viruses Semi-Quant PCR


Respiratory Virus Semi-Quant PCR UW
Respiratory Viruses qualitative PCR

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Bronchoalveolar Lavage/Bronchial Aspirate

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol: 0.5 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL


Note: Acceptable sample types include: BAL, Nasal Wash, or NP swab. NP sample should be collected using a mid turbinate flocked swab promptly placed in UTM.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to


Aliquot: N

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Refrigerated Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to UW NW220. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).


Off-site collection: Refrigerate specimen within 4 hours of collection. Transport refrigerated.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Bronchoalveolar Lavage/Bronchial Aspirate Room temp


  Refrigerated 7 d




STAT Performed TAT
N M - Sa 1 - 2 d


Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept. of Laboratory Medicine

UW Molecular Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195


Phone Number: (206) 520-4600


Department:  Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

None specified


Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Respiratory Viruses Semi-Quant PCR
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Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.