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Synonym: Simultaneous detection of COVID-19, Influenza A/B, Respiratory Syncitial Virus and 18 other pathogens. Respiratory multiplex NAAT

Respiratory multiplex PCR

In addition to detecting the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19), this molecular test rapidly identifies the presence of influenza A/B and RSV as well as 18 other common pathogens causing respiratory disease. This polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test looks for the genetic material of a total of 22 viruses and bacteria (including SARS-CoV-2) in a sample of secretions from the nose and throat (oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab).

Take this test at Biron if you:

  • are 2 years old and older

So you can:

  • Determine if COVID-19 is responsible for the symptoms you are experiencing and quarantine yourself in case of infection, or
  • Determine if symptoms are caused by another common respiratory pathogen (especially during flu season).

Specimen Type: Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab

A positive result to SARS-CoV-2 indicates that SARS-CoV-2 RNA has been detected and that you are considered to be infected with COVID-19 and presumed to be contagious.

A positive result to another common respiratory pathogen indicates that your symptoms may be caused by that pathogen.

A negative result means that neither the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2 nor the genetic material of the other common pathogens was present in your sample. You are not infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Biron sets itself appart

Respiratory multiplex PCR *

  • Simultaneous detection of COVID-19, Influenza A/B, RSV and 18 other pathogens.
  • Only one sample required
  • Biron will make every effort to issue results within 24 business hours.
  • Costs reimbursed by most insurers

*A doctor's prescription is required.

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