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Test Code COV2FLU SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV Rapid rPCR

Additional Codes


Powerchart: COVID-19, Flu A/B, RSV Panel

MA Cerner: SARS-CoV-2/Flu/RSV Rapid rPCR

Specimen Requirement

Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen is required.

Reference Value


Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of COVID-19, FLU A/B, and RSV.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

The specimen should be collected as soon as possible after the clinical onset of disease. Highest viral titers are present during the acute illness. Nasal collection kit supplies are distributed by the hospital laboratory sites. Specimens in Viral Transport Media can be stored at room temperature up to 24 hours and refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to seven days.

  1. Collect the specimen using the COPAN FLOQ swab in the Xpert Nasopharyngeal Sample Collection Kit.
  2. Remove the cap from the Xpert Viral Transport Medium tube.
  3. Insert the swab into the tube.
  4. Break the swab shaft by bending it against the tube wall.
  5. Replace the cap and close tightly.

Label with appropriate patient information.

CPT Code Information


Test Method

Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (rtPCR)