Respiratory Virus Mini Panel by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test to confirm respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) or influenza in general inpatients and RSV in adults.

Qualitative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Respiratory specimen: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), nasal wash, nasopharyngeal swab, or pleural fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 1 mL respiratory specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Swabs: Place in viral transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen source required. 
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 2 months 
Reference Interval
Test Number
Reference Interval
 Influenza A by PCRNegative
 Influenza B by PCRNegative
 RSV by PCRNegative

Interpretive Data
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or assay specific nucleic acid in concentrations below the level of detection by the assay.

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060765Influenza A by PCR34487-9
0060766Influenza B by PCR40982-1
0060767RSV by PCR40988-8
0060768Respiratory Source31208-2
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
  • Influenza
  • Influenza A and B
  • Influenza A PCR
  • Influenza B PCR
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • RSV
  • RSV Molecular Detection, PCR