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Extended Respiratory NAT Panel PHC

Ordering Info & Methodology

Test Code

Cerner Synonyms


Viral Respiratory PCR

Turn Around Time


Real-time PCR

Ordering Guide

Specimen Requirements

Sample Type

Collection Container

Alternate Collection Containers

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL); Nasopharyngeal (NP) Swab

Sterile container; Red-topped viral transport media swab

Add on stability
This is the length of time after sample collection that this analyte is stable. Test can be added to a previously collected sample if the time since collection is less than the add on stability time.

Minimum Volume

Add On Stability

Collection and Shipping Requirements

Reference Intervals

Female Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval

Male Reference Interval

Age Category
Reference Interval
Additional Notes

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Measurement Uncertainty (MU)
Every laboratory value is an estimate of the true concentration of substance. MU is the 95% confidence interval around that estimate. 95% of the time, the true concentration will be within the range of the reported value ±MU. This value is based on analytical variability (precision) and does not reflect other factors such as sample collection and handling which may also affect the result.


Reported sodium = 140 mmol/L
Sodium MU = 1%
Expanded uncertainty = 140 mmol/L ± 1% or 140mmol/L ± 1.4 mmol/L
Interpretation - the true value of sodium in the sample is in the range 138.6-141.4 mmol/L, with 95% confidence.

Measurement Uncertainty

This order is intended for respiratory virus testing on bronchoscopy specimens.

NOTE: Extended respiratory virus testing on nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs is restricted and should not be ordered routinely. 

NP swabs may be accepted for patients testing negative for Influenza A/B & RSV NAT with clinical indications (e.g. critical care, transplant, HIV/AIDS, cystic fibrosis).  Please notify the Virology laboratory for special requests.

Extended Respiratory NAT Panel PHC includes the following:

  • Influenza A

  • Influenza B

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

  • Adenovirus

  • Human Metapneumovirus

  • Parainfluenza Type 1, 2, 3

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