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Test ID RPB Respiratory Panel, PCR, Varies

Ordering Guidance

This assay is not predicted to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-associated coronavirus or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)-coronavirus.


This test is appropriate for bronchoalveolar lavage or bronchial washings only. For nasopharyngeal swab specimens order RP / Respiratory Panel, PCR, Nasopharyngeal.


This test is not intended for otherwise healthy, immunocompetent patients who are likely to have a mild, self-limited respiratory infection. If testing is desired, these patients should be tested using the more targeted diagnostic assays based on their exposure history and clinical presentation. These tests are also not recommended to be concomitantly ordered when this test is ordered.

-FLUMS / Influenza Virus Type A and Type B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

-FLUNP / Influenza Virus Type A and Type B, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Nasopharyngeal Swab

-LADV / Adenovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

-LENT / Enterovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

-BPRPV / Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

-MPRP / Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

-COFLU / Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA and Influenza Virus Type A and Type B RNA Detection, PCR, Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimens that cannot be shipped refrigerated to Mayo Clinic Laboratories within 3 days (72 hours) should be frozen prior to shipment. Specimens received older than 72 hours (refrigerated) or older than 30 days (frozen) will be canceled.

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Respiratory fluid

Sources: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or bronchial washing

Collection Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Useful For

Rapid detection of respiratory infections caused by the following:


-Coronavirus (serotypes HKU1, NL63, 229E, OC43)


-Human metapneumovirus

-Human rhinovirus/enterovirus

-Influenza A (H1, H1-2009, H3)

-Influenza B

-Parainfluenza virus (serotypes 1-4)

-Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

-Bordetella pertussis

-Bordetella parapertussis

-Chlamydia pneumoniae

-Mycoplasma pneumoniae


This test is not recommended as a test of cure.

Method Name

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Respiratory Panel, PCR, V

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 72 hours
  Frozen  30 days
  Ambient  4 hours

Reference Values

Undetected (for all targets)

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 2 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RPB Respiratory Panel, PCR, V 92958-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SSRPB Specimen Source 31208-2
610529 Adenovirus 92987-7
610530 Coronavirus 229E 94479-3
610531 Coronavirus HKU1 94480-1
610532 Coronavirus NL63 94481-9
610533 Coronavirus OC43 94482-7
610534 SARS Coronavirus-2 95608-6
610535 Human Metapneumovirus 92978-6
610536 Human Rhinovirus/ Enterovirus 92956-2
610537 Influenza A 92977-8
610538 Influenza B 92976-0
610539 Parainfluenza Virus 1 94483-5
610540 Parainfluenza Virus 2 94484-3
610541 Parainfluenza Virus 3 94485-0
610542 Parainfluenza Virus 4 94486-8
610543 Respiratory Syncytial Virus 92957-0
610544 Bordetella pertussis 94478-5
610545 Bordetella parapertussis 97186-1
610546 Chlamydia pneumoniae 92986-9
610547 Mycoplasma pneumoniae 92964-6
610548 Interpretation 59464-8