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Test Code RESLR Respiratory Pathogen Panel, PCR, Varies

Advisory Information

This assay is not predicted to detect SARS-coronavirus (CoV), MERS-CoV, or the virus (SARS-CoV-2) causing coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).


It is not recommended that the following tests be concomitantly ordered if this test is ordered:

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

-LADV / Adenovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

-LENT / Enterovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

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

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


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

Shipping Instructions

Specimens that cannot be shipped refrigerated 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: Fluid

Sources: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or bronchial washings

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

-Chlamydophila pneumoniae

-Mycoplasmoides (Mycoplasma) pneumoniae


This test is not recommended as a test of cure.

Method Name

Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Respiratory Pathogen Panel PCR Misc

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

Reference Values

Negative (for all targets)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RESLR Respiratory Pathogen Panel PCR Misc 92958-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
RESRC Specimen Source 31208-2
607861 Adenovirus 92987-7
607862 Coronavirus 229E 94479-3
607863 Coronavirus HKU1 94480-1
607864 Coronavirus NL63 94481-9
607865 Coronavirus OC43 94482-7
607866 Human Rhinovirus/ Enterovirus 92956-2
607867 Human Metapneumovirus 92978-6
607868 Influenza A 92977-8
607869 Influenza B 92976-0
607870 Parainfluenza Virus 1 94483-5
607871 Parainfluenza Virus 2 94484-3
607872 Parainfluenza Virus 3 94485-0
607873 Parainfluenza Virus 4 94486-8
607874 Respiratory Syncytial Virus 92957-0
607875 Bordetella pertussis 94478-5
607876 Chlamydophila pneumoniae 92986-9
607877 Mycoplasmoides (Mycoplasma) pneumoniae 92964-6
601600 Interpretation 59464-8


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.