Department: 
Microbiology
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Copan E-swab - Liquid Amies (pink Lid)
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR Includes : Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus, Para-influenza 1,2,3, MPV, Adenovirus, Bordetella species and B.parapertussis, L. pneumophila, L.longbaechae and M.pneumoniae ; Flu
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Collection Requirements: 
NPA (Nasopharyngeal aspirate) or Bronchial Washing or throat swab collected with a Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid _x000D__x000D_
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
NPA or BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Range: 
Not detected
Notes: 
Sputum specimens not recommended. NOTE: Viral transport medium can be obtained at Pathology Central Specimen Reception. RMH Tel: 93427689