Respiratory Viral panel (Community requests)

Test Information

Test Name

Respiratory Viral panel (Community requests)

Preferred Specimen

Nasopharyngeal Swab - see clinical update

Testing Location


Clinical Update

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Processing Information

Registration Code



  • Panel include Influenza A; Influenza B; RSV; h.Metapneumovirus
  • 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


Contact Information

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

External Lab Website