Test Name: Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)

Methodology: Molecular Genetics

Test Description

Multiplexed nucleic acid test intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and identification of mulitple viral and bacterial nucleic acids in nasopharyngeal swab specimens from individuals with signs and symptons of upper respiratory tract infection.

Specimen Requirements

Nasopharyngeal Swab collected and transported in Viral Transport Media

Storage and Transport

Nasopharyngeal swab specimens should be collected and transported in Viral Transport Media. Specimens should refrigerated until shipping. Use cold packs and ship in insulated foam container. Specimens must be maintained at 2-8 degrees C.

Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 3 Days

CPT Codes*: 87633, 87798, 87486, 87581

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