Respiratory Viral Panel by PCR
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test for evaluating severely immunocompromised (eg, BMT) or critically ill (ICU) patients with respiratory symptoms. Detect influenza (A and B), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza (1, 2, 3, 4), human metapneumovirus (hMPV), human rhinovirus, and adenovirus. If influenza A subtyping is required, order Influenza A Virus H1/H3 Subtype by PCR (2007469).

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Nasopharyngeal Swab. 
Specimen Preparation
Place in viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens not in viral transport media. 
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 4 days; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
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 this assay.

This test detects influenza A, influenza B, RSV, human metapneumovirus, human rhinovirus, and adenovirus. Detects and differentiates parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Hotline History
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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
3001483RVP Source
3001484Influenza A, PCR34487-9
3001485Influenza B, PCR40982-1
3001486Parainfluenza virus 1, PCR29908-1
3001487Parainfluenza virus 2, PCR29909-9
3001488Parainfluenza virus 3, PCR29910-7
3001489Human Metapneumovirus, PCR38917-1
3001490Human Rhinovirus, PCR7993-9
3001492Respiratory Syncytial Virus, PCR
3001493Parainfluenza virus 4, PCR
3001494Adenovirus, PCR39528-5
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  • Adeno
  • Adenovirus PCR (A - F)
  • ADV
  • Flu
  • Flu A
  • Flu B
  • H1
  • H1N1
  • H1N1 PCR
  • H3
  • hMPV
  • HRV
  • Human Metapneumovirus PCR
  • Human Rhinovirus PCR
  • Influenza A 2009 PCR
  • Influenza A H1 PCR
  • Influenza A H3 PCR
  • Influenza A PCR
  • Influenza B PCR
  • Paraflu
  • Parainfluenza virus 1 PCR
  • Parainfluenza virus 2 PCR
  • Parainfluenza virus 3 PCR
  • Parainfluenza virus 4 PCR
  • PIV
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus A PCR
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus B PCR
  • Respiratory Virus Panel
  • RSV