Expanded Respiratory Pathogen Panel by PCR (with COVID), Expedited

Test Mnemonic


CPT Codes

  • 0202U - QTY (1)


  • resp pathogen
  • resp viral panel
  • resp virus
  • respiratory viral panel
  • respiratory virus
  • RVP


  • Adenovirus
  • Coronavirus 229E
  • Coronavirus HKU1
  • Coronavirus NL63
  • Coronavirus OC43
  • SARS-COV-2
  • Human Metapneumovirus
  • Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • Influenza A virus
  • Influenza A virus A/H1
  • Influenza A Virus A/H3
  • Influenza A Virus A/H1-2009
  • Influenza B Virus
  • Parainfluenza virus 1
  • Parainfluenza virus 2
  • Parainfluenza virus 3
  • Parainfluenza virus 4
  • Respiratory syncytial virus
  • Bordetella parapertussis
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
OneNasopharyngeal swabSwab  UTM, VTM or Saline is accepted.


Environmental Condition Description
AmbientStable for 4 hours at room temperature (15-25°C)
FrozenStable for up to 30 days (-15­°C to -70°C)
RefrigeratedStable for up to 3 days refrigerated (2-8°C)

Days Performed

7 days a week

Turnaround Time

2 hours


Name Description
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction 

Reference Range

COVID 19 Result NP
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       Negative for COVID19 (SARS CoV2) by RT-PCR or equivalent method. 

Special Info

Nasopharyngeal swabs only. Dry swabs (swabs not received in viral transport media) will be rejected. Sputum and BAL specimens should be sent for RPPCR (Respiratory Panel by PCR) testing.

Clinical Info

This test is primarily to be used for patients who have met Cleveland Clinic criteria to rule-out the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are going to be admitted to a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. This test may also be used in situations wherein a rapid respiratory virus panel could improve access to beds. The test is very expensive. If rapid results are not required, the RPPCR assay with next day results should be ordered.