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GeneXpert Covid-19 SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV PCR

Ordering Information

Consider using this test for patients presenting with fever and respiratory symptoms where urgent turn around time is required. Please refer to COVFLR and RESPCR for standard ordering. Investigate and manage patients for respiratory illness using standard practices.

This test will detect one or more of the following:

SARS-CoV-2 RNA

Influenza A RNA

Influenza B RNA

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) DNA

Collect a dedicated sample for this test request.

Laboratory
Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen
See collection instructions
Container
Swab - viral (green)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Additional Collection Instructions

Collect dedicated Nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal (throat) swab.

See nasophyaryngeal instructions. All staff performing collection should be trained in this procedure and should use the appropriate PPE including gloves, mask, gown and goggles.

Minimum Adult Volume
1mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1mL
Frequency
As required