Respiratory Viruses Multiplex PCR
Enterovirus, Rhinovirus , Coronavirus OC43, HKU1, 229E, NL63, Bocavirus, Influenza A ( H1, 2009 H1N1, H3 ), Influenza B, Parainfluenza virus 1,2,3,4, Adenovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) A & B, Human metapneumovirus.
- Nasopharyngeal swab
- Lower respiratory specimens - BAL, bronchial and lung aspirate, lung biopsy
- Nasopharyngeal swab in universal transport medium
- Sterile screw top container for lower respiratory specimens
- 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
Outside of respiratory season (from May to October), testing dictated by demand.
- Upper and lower respiratory infections
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