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.
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.

No compliance statements are in use for this test.


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
CPT Codes


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3001483 RVP Source
3001484 Influenza A, PCR 34487-9
3001485 Influenza B, PCR 40982-1
3001486 Parainfluenza virus 1, PCR 29908-1
3001487 Parainfluenza virus 2, PCR 29909-9
3001488 Parainfluenza virus 3, PCR 29910-7
3001489 Human Metapneumovirus, PCR 38917-1
3001490 Human Rhinovirus, PCR 7993-9
3001492 Respiratory Syncytial Virus, PCR
3001493 Parainfluenza virus 4, PCR
3001494 Adenovirus, PCR 39528-5
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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
Respiratory Viral Panel by PCR