Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Respiratory Virus PCR Panel Order Code : RESPCR
Note: This test has been validated for bronchoalveolar lavage fluids. Sensitivity and specificity are unknown for other sample types and collection techniques.
Synonyms: Influenza A, Influenza A H1, Influenza A H3, Influenza A 2009 H1N1, Influenza B, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) subtype A and B, Parainfluenza 1,2 and 3; Human Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus, and Adenovirus species B/E and C
Specimen Type: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid; Please see Virology Specimen Collection Instructions at
Container Type: BAL in sterile container.
Required Volume: BAL: 1 mL in sterile container.
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): BAL: 0.5 mL in sterile container.
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) followed by probe hybridization and electrochemical detection.
Components: Influenza A, Influenza A subtype if applicable, Influenza B, Coronavirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Parainfluenza 1, Parainfluenza 2, Parainfluenza 3, Parainfluenza 4, Metapneumovirus, Rhinovirus, Adenovirus
Standard Run Times: Monday - Sunday
Turnaround Time: 2 Days
Special Handling: Transport refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport frozen.
CPT Codes: 87632
Causes For Rejection: Sputum specimens.
Department: Virology