Assists in the specific and differential diagnosis of acute respiratory tract infections.
Two respiratory PCR assays are run concurrently to provide both routine screening of Influenza / RSV requests and an extended panel covering 15 respiratory viruses / bacteria from the list above.
Both our Flu A/B and RSV screening assay and our extended respiratory multiplex PCR assays are performed daily Monday to Friday.
If simple Influenza or RSV infection is suspected order tests (a) and (b) from the test menu.
If investigation for the full panel of respiratory infective agents is required order Respiratory PCR or ‘RV PCR’.
Our Respiratory Virus PCR assay will detect both the H1N1 and the H5N1 strains of Influenza A (Swine and Avian respectively).
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