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We are pleased to announce that the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory has added the Genmark eSensor® Respiratory Viral Panel to our test menu. The specimen requirements and targets of this molecular panel based assay are listed below. Initially, we will offer the test for $100 and we will run specimens on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will reassess our workflow and turnaround times after we get a better sense of our volume. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Ordering: An updated requisition will be emailed to laboratory managers and uploaded onto our website. If you are using the old requisitions, please choose “other” and write Respiratory Viral Panel in the space provided.
Specimen Requirements: Collect a nasopharyngeal swab according to standard protocol and place in at least 500 µl of viral transport media. Samples should be stored cold or frozen. If you will ship within 3 days of collection, store the specimen at 4°C and ship in an insulated cooler with icepacks. If you will ship > 3 days following collection, store specimens at <-15°C and ship in an insulated cooler with icepacks.
Influenza A H1
Influenza A H3
Influenza A 2009 H1N1
Respiratory Syncytial Virus A
Respiratory Syncytial Virus B
Parainfluenza Virus 1
Parainfluenza Virus 2
Parainfluenza Virus 3
*Note: This test does not cross react with the vast majority of Enteroviruses (EV). However, during the EV-D68 outbreak, weak cross-reactivity with some EVD-68 positive specimens was detected.
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