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Test Code RapidViruPCR Rapid Resp LONG Virus PCR Panel Qual

Important Note

This test detects Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV as well as Adenovirus, Coronavirus, Human Metapneumovirus, Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus and Parainfluenza virus.

Biohazard Infectious

Clinical System Name

Rapid Resp LONG Virus PCR Panel Qual


Respiratory Viruses

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Nasal MT Swab, Nasopharyngeal Swab, Nasal Wash

Container(s): Universal Transport Media for NP/MT Swab, Sterile Container for Nasal Wash

Preferred Vol: N/A

Minimum Vol: N/A


Collection:  Please consult the Photo Swab Guide to determine which swab to collect. 


Note: Tracheal aspirate, sputum, pleural fluid and lung aspirate are acceptable specimens though their performance characteristics are still being determined.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Specimen Type

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: N/A


SCH: Samples should be given to Core Lab


Regional Clinics: Samples should be given to Regional Clinic Lab


Non-Children's Hospital Off-site collection: Refrigerate at 4°C for transport. 


Specimen Type Temperature Time
NP/MT Swab in UTM Room temp 4 H
NP/MT Swab in UTM Refrigerated 3 D
NP/MT Swab in UTM Frozen 30 D



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Nasal Wash Room temp 2 H
Nasal Wash Refrigerated 24 H
Nasal Wash Frozen N


Availability at SCH

STAT Performed TAT
N 24/7 2 H



Availability at Regional Clinics

STAT Performed TAT
N During clinic hours* 2 H


*Regional Clinics: Samples received after 10pm weekdays and 8pm weekends/holidays will be sent to SCH Core Lab for testing.

Performing Laboratories

Seattle Children's Core Laboratory 

Regional Clinic Laboratories 



SCH Core Lab

Regional Labs


Method: Molecular method by Film Array

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL

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