Respiratory Panel, Molecular

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Respiratory Panel, Molecular


Respiratory Panel

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Collection and handling:

Nasopharyngeal Swab placed in viral transport media (VTM). (Swab must be COPAN FLOQSwab™). The following organism types and subtypes are identified: Adenovirus, Coronavirus 229E, Coronavirus HKU1, Coronavirus NL63, Coronavirus OC43, Human Metapneumovirus, Influenza A, Influenza A subtype H1, Influenza A subtype H3, Influenza A subtype H1-2009, Influenza B, Parainfluenza Virus 1, Parainfluenza Virus 2, Parainfluenza Virus 3. Parainfluenza Virus 4, Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophilapneumoniae, and Mycoplasma pneumonia

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Storage Requirements:

Room temperature

Stability: If storage is required, specimens in VTM can be held at room temperature (18 - 30˚C) for up to 4 hours, at refrigerator temperature (2 - 8˚ C) for up to 3 days, or at freeze temperature (< or = -15˚C) for up to 30 days.

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