adenovirus, metapneumovirus, coronavirus 229E, coronavirus NL63, coronavirus OC43, parainfluenza virus, influenza virus, respiratory syncytial virus, rhinovirus, bocavirus, enterovirus
1) For detection of 16 common viral agents of respiratory infections, i.e. adenovirus, metapneumovirus, coronavirus 229E, NL63 and OC43, parainfluenza virus types 1,2, 3 and 4, influenza virus types A and B, respiratory syncytial virus A and B, rhinovirus A/B/C, bocavirus and enterovirus. Note: If Influenza infection is strongly suspected clinically, please order for Influenza Virus Multiplex PCR (in parallel or alone) for higher sensitivity.
1) Nasal / throat / nasopharyngeal swabs / combined nasal and throat swabs (latter give better yield) Use only Dacron-tipped or Copan flocked swab and send dry in sterile container or swab sheath.Laryngeal swabs will be rejected.2) Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), endotracheal aspirates and sputum samples.
1) Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample at 2 - 8°C (with an ice-pack). 2) Sample must reach laboratory within 24 hours after collection.
Real-time Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (Seegene AnyplexTM II RV16) - Version 1.1
Detected, Not Detected or Inconclusive
Monday - Friday
Please note that this assay may not detect certain strains of enterovirus species C and D, including EV 68 and Coxsackievirus A24.