Genmark – Respiratory Virus Panel

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Genmark - Respiratory Virus Panel

Synonym(s): Respiratory Virus Panel
Requisition Form N/A
Test Description Testing of suspected respiratory virus samples, collected on NPS, to detect the presence of viral RNA in symptomatic patients.
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs
Minimum Volume/Size Required 1-2 mL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Keep cold or freeze.
Transport Medium Universal transport media (UTM) or viral transport media (VTM).
Specimen Labeling Tube must have two forms of identification, preferably full name and DOB.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements See Influenza Real-Time RT-PCR
Method GenMark Dx eSensor RVP
Turn-around Time N/A
  • False negative may result if specimen is improperly collected, transported, or handled.
  • Detection of viral RNA does not imply that the corresponding virus is infectious or is the causative agent for clinical symptoms.
  • A negative result does not preclude infection.
Causes for Rejection Not enough specimen to test, specimen does not match current seasonal testing algorithm requirements.
Additional Information This assay can only be performed on NP swabs.  These results will not be released to the submitter but can be acquired through the DSHS flu surveillance epidemiologist.