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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeLABR
Method

Molecular virology analysis of Flu A, Flu B and RSV viruses by rapid PCR technique using cobas LIAT.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

For mainstream routine respiratory testing during Influenza season.

Rapid screening using molecular PCR to identify key respiratory viruses during influenza outbreaks.

In cases that clinically justify a wider selection of respiratory pathogens, reflex testing can be performed using our Respiratory multiplex assay by contacting the laboratory directly on ext 80356 or by stating clearly on original request:                " MUST HAVE FULL RESPIRATORY MULTIPLEX" with clear clinical details supporting this request.

 

External Price$0.00(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

**To minimise inhibition in the assay, please ensure the patients blow their nose prior to taking a nasopharyngeal swab.**

Samples should be taken as early as possible within the first 3-5 days after onset of symptoms.

For instructions on collection of respiratory specimens refer to the Instructions for Respiratory Viral Testing

For further details please access https://canterbury.communityheathpathways.org

 

 
Patient SpecimenNasopharyngeal swab in UTM * see protocol below
Paediatric SpecimenNasopharyngeal swab in UTM * see protocol below
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
Contact Details Email Email
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Contact Phone Numberx81229
Test Availability24 hr availability, 7 days, 60-90 minute turnaround.
Turnaround Time60-90 minute expected turnaround
Reference Interval

Results reported as Detected or Not Detected for individual viruses tested.

Specimens that fail for technical reasons will be reported with an indicative comment and reflex tested for the full respiratory multiplex panel.

Interpretation
Single or multiple viruses may be detected. All viruses will be reported. Results available immediately on HCS and ICNet
Assistance with interpretation is available from the Virology/Serology Service 0800 THE LAB extn 80354
Additional Information

If full multiplex respiratory panel is required in weekends then this request must first be cleared with the on call Microbiologist. Testing of the full respiratory multiplex assay does not carry the same fast turnarounds of the Influenza rapid test.

Specimens that fail for technical reasons will be reported with an indicative comment and reflex tested for the full respiratory multiplex panel.

**To minimise inhibition in the assay, please ensure the patients blow their nose prior to taking a nasopharyngeal swab.**


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