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Test Code RapidViruPCR Rapid Resp LONG Virus PCR Panel Qual

Important Note

This test is not searchable in the order catalog. Rapid Resp LONG Virus PCR Panel Qual.

This orderable is only available via the appropriate power plan: Respiratory Virus Plan.


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

Rapid Respiratory Virus PCR Qualitative

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, Age of Specimen

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Storage location: Core or Microbiology Fridge


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


≤ 4 h
NP/MT Swab in UTM

2-8 C

≤ 3 d
NP/MT Swab in UTM

-20 C or -70 C

≤ 30 d



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Nasal Wash


≤ 2 h
Nasal Wash

2-8 C

≤ 24 h

-20 C or -70 C


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 


Departments: Core Chemistry and Regional Labs

Phone Number: 206-987-2617 (Client Services)


Method: Molecular method by Film Array

Analytical Volume: 0.3 mL

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