Upper/lower respiratory tract infection - diagnostic virology

Consider in infants with poor feeding, irritability, lethargy, fever.

Samples Test Pathogens covered Comment

Combined nasal & throat swab in virus transport medium (NOT IN CHARCOAL)

Nasophanyngeal aspirate (NPA)

Sputum

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)

 

RealTime respiratory multiplex RT-PCR

Influenza A & B
Parainfluenza types 1-4
RSV
Human metapneumovirus
Coronaviruses (NL63/ 229E/ OC43/ HKU)
Human bocavirus
Rhinovirus
Enteroviruses/ parechoviruses
Adenoviruses
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
 
 

Turnaround time

see virology and microbiological serology turnaround times

Enquiries

Microbiology (Virology and Serology)