Test Name: Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)
Methodology: Molecular Genetics
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.
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
Turn Around Time (TAT): 3 Days
CPT Codes*: 87633, 87798, 87486, 87581
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