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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Respiratory virus mutiplex PCR (influenza A (subtype H1, H3, 2009 H1N1), influenza B, RSV, parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4, hMPV, adenovirus, rhinovirus/enterovirus, bocavirus, human coronavirus (229E, OC43, NL63, HKU1))

Test Name

Respiratory virus mutiplex PCR (influenza A (subtype H1, H3, 2009 H1N1), influenza B, RSV, parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4, hMPV, adenovirus, rhinovirus/enterovirus, bocavirus, human coronavirus (229E, OC43, NL63, HKU1))

Gene Name

Proprietary

Test Code

RVMPC

Division

Molecular Microbiology - Viral

Method

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists, National Molecular Microbiology Diagnostics User Group

Turn Around Time

Within 4 days

Disease/Condition

  • Upper and lower respiratory infections

Specimen Type

  • Nasopharyngeal swab
  • Lower respiratory specimens

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • Nasopharyngeal swab in universal transport medium
  • Sterile screw top container for respiratory specimens        

Storage/Transportation

  • All specimens must be shipped on dry ice
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs

Special Requirements

* Health Canada approved

Approval is required

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212