The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Respiratory Syncytial Virus PCR

Respiratory Syncytial Virus PCR

Tested for as part of a multiplex PCR test to diagnose presence of virus which may or may not be the cause of respiratory disease.

Tube NPA BAL Tracheal aspirate- send secretions in white universal Nose and throat combined swab -Copan swab
ID 3660
Availability Respiratory testing at weekends is normally performed on Sundays only except in peak influenza season
Additional Information Sputum samples may be tested after discussion with consultant virologist
Turn Around 1-2 days
Send to LGI Microbiology Department
Collection Con Samples should reach the laboratory by 9:30am for same day testingIf delays occur refrigerate at 2-8 degrees C.
IP Routine TAT 1-2 days
GP Routine TAT 1-2 days