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Test Code S2FRPC SARS COV-2 with Influenza A/B and RSV, PCR  

Important Note

This test has been issued for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. 

Fact sheets are available on the FDA's website for patients and healthcare providers.

EUA Cepheid-Xpertmultiplus Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers (

EUA Cepheid Xpertmultiplus Fact Sheet for Patients (

Additional Codes

EPIC: This is part of the COVID order panel - Respiratory SARS Cov-2 Panel -UPH (DBF)

Test Method

Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (rtPCR)



Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine: Typically completed the same day the specimen
arrives at the laboratory.

STAT: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen
arrives at the laboratory. 

Note: Turn around times for COVID testing can vary greatly and are affected by supply chain problems and viral surges in the community.

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of SARS COV-2, Influenza A and B, and RSV.

Performing Laboratory

UnityPoint Finley Hospital

Specimen Requirement

Nasopharyngeal Swab Specimen is required.

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 or Universal Transport Medium (UTM).
  2. Remove the cap from the 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.
  6. Label with appropriate patient information.

CPT Code Information

0241U - Infectious disease (viral respiratory tract infection), pathogen-specific RNA, 4 targets (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2], influenza A, influenza B, respiratory syncytial virus [RSV]), upper respiratory specimen, each pathogen reported as detected or not detected.


85476-0 Influenza virus A and B and Respiratory syncytial virus
RNA panel – Upper respiratory specimen by Probe and target
amplification method.

Reference Value

SARS CoV-2: Negative

Influenza A: Negative
Influenza B: Negative
RSV: Negative