Respiratory Virus PCR Panel
- Lab Name
- Respiratory Virus PCR Panel
- Lab Code
- Epic Ordering
- Respiratory Virus PCR Panel
The UW Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology incorporates the modified FDA approved Panther Fusion® assay for the detection and identification of multiple respiratory viral pathogens.
The following viruses are targeted (gene):
Adenovirus, AdV (Hexon)
human Metapneumovirus, hMPV (nucleocapsid)
Rhinovirus, RV (5” UTR)
Influenza A, FluA (matrix)
Influenza B, FluB (matrix)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, RSV (matrix)
Human Parainfuenza virus type 1, hPIV1 (hemagglutinin neuraminidase)
Human Parainfuenza virus type 2, hPIV2 (hemagglutinin neuraminidase)
Human Parainfuenza virus type 4, hPIV3 (hemagglutinin neuraminidase)
Human Parainfuenza virus type 4, hPIV4 (hemagglutinin neuraminidase)
Coronavirus (CoV) subtypes OC43 (ORF1ab)
Coronavirus (CoV) subtypes HKU1 (ORF1ab)
Coronavirus (CoV) subtypes NL63 (Spike)
Coronavirus (CoV) subtypes 229R (ORF2ab)
Results are reported as Detected or NOT detected and a semi-qualitative result is provided by reporting the PCR Cycle threshold (Ct) value for positive specimens.
The performance characteristics of the test were determined by the University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. The modified version has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
For ordering individual battery components:
FUSPIV, Parainfluenza PCR Panel [FUSPIV]
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction.
- Reference Range
- See individual components
Ordering & Collection
- Specimen Type
- Nasopharyngeal swab, Oropharyngeal swab, Anterior Nares swab, Broncho alveolar lavage (BAL), and tracheal aspirate.
Collect swab specimens according to standard technique using a polyester-, rayon-, or nylon-tipped swab. Immediately place the swab specimen into VTM/UTM. Do not use calcium alginate swabs. Refrigerate (2-8°C) within 4 hours of collection.
Collect Broncho alveolar lavage (BAL) and tracheal aspirates in a sterile container.
Minimum sample requirement: 0.75 mL
- Handling Instructions
Transport specimens on ice (ice Pak), store at 2 to 8°C for up to 72 hours post collection. If there is a greater than 72 hours delay before testing of the specimen, freeze at -70°C or colder and ship on dry ice. Do not freeze/thaw.
requested: 1.0 mL
minimum: 0.75 mL
Send sample to UW Virology Laboratory within 4 hours of collection. If sample cannot arrive within 4 hours of collection, store sample at 2-8°C (ice pack) for up to 72 hours of collection. If there is a greater than 72 hour delay before testing sample, freeze sample at -70°C or colder and ship on dry ice. If freezer and/or dry ice is not available, ship immediately at 2-8°C (ice pack). Samples stored at 2-8°C greater than 72 hours old may be rejected. Do not freeze/thaw.
- Transport Temperature
- LIS Dept Code
- Performing Location(s)
Other Virology, Renton
1601 Lind Ave SW
Renton, WA 98057
206-685-6656 opt 4
- Test is performed multiple times a day; expect same-day results for specimens received in the morning, next-day otherwise.
- Available STAT?
Billing & Coding
- CPT codes