Respiratory Viral PCR panel


Test Information

Test Name

Respiratory Viral PCR panel

Synonyms

Influenza A; Influenza B; RSV; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19

Price

$40

Price Disclaimer

Many services are free for eligible patients. A minimum charge may apply. Prices listed are for unfunded, individual, requests. Please contact us for commercial testing.

Preferred Specimen

Nasopharyngeal Swab in viral transport media - see clinical update

Testing Location

See notes


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Refer to Test Reference Manual

Processing Information

Registration Code

RESP

Notes

Site Specific Notes

- Waikato

Register RESP, send to Waikato Hospital Laboratory. Panel include Influenza A; Influenza B; RSV; h.Metapneumovirus & COVID. Nasal & throat swabs will not be accepted. Extended panel will only be done on request for immuno-suppresssed patients, following a negative standard respiratory virus panel result or on consultation with a clinical microbiologist.

- Tauranga

Register RESP, perform inhouse Molecular Microbiology

- Whakatane

Register RESP, perform inhouse Stat Microbiology

- Rotorua

Register RESP, perform inhouse Stat Microbiology

- Taupo

Register RESP, perform inhouse Stat Microbiology


External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

External Lab Website