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.