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Respiratory Virus by Molecular Testing

Source Respiratory Specimens including throat swabs, nasopharyngeal swabs, nasopharyngeal aspirates, auger suctions, endotracheal secretions/fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage, lung tissue.
Mnemonic

PLNON

For shared samples only, use the following mnemonics:
Influenza Molecular testing - MVIRALSW
Respiratory Virus Panel by Molecular Testing – MVIRALSWM

Specimen Requirements Submit swabs in Universal Transport media; submit other specimens in a sterile container.
Specimen Handling
Additional Information

Refer to Provincial Laboratory http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx

Testing Location Provincial Laboratory
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Viral Molecular Testing, Respiratory
Reference Interval