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Rapid Influenza / RSV / COVID PCR

For General Information, see also: Testing for respiratory viruses at UNC McLendon Laboratories


Test ID LAB5811
EPIC Order
CPT Code(s) 87631
Group/Individual Test Group
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805 and Hillsborough Hospital Lab; 984-215-2175
Tube Station 82
Specimen Acceptable:
Nasopharyngeal(NP Swab)
Oropharyngeal (OP Swab)
Nasopharyngeal/Oropharyngeal (NP/OP swab)
Mid-Turbinate Nasal Swab
Nasal Washing
Click here for swab ordering information and guide for specimen collection.
Availability Routine: 24/7
Turnaround Time 1 hour (60 minutes)
Reference Range Normal: Negative
Detects SARS-COV-2, RSV A, RSV B, Influenza A and Influenza B. This test does not report influenza A typing. Store and transport at 2-8°C., if not immediately tubed to the lab.
Remel M4 and Remel M4RT transport media should not be used for this assay.
False-positive influenza RNA tests are associated with the administration of FluMist, an intranasally-administered influenza vaccine. Individuals receiving this vaccine may shed influenza RNA for up to 3 weeks post-vaccination.

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Reviewed by Christopher Parker on October 14, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514