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Parainfluenza 2


Target specific multiplex reverse-transcriptase amplification and microfluidic-based hybridization to fluorescently labeled beads

Test Utility

Used to detect Parainfluenza 2 from nasopharyngeal swabs collected from individuals with clinical signs and symptoms of a respiratory tract infection.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Nasopharyngeal Swab - specialized swab with longer, flexible shaft and mini-tip (flocked, foam or spun synthetic with aluminum shaft) in the following tubes (1-3 mL): 

  • Copan 

  • eSwab 

  • Saline/PBS 


  • MTM/STM 

  • M4/M4RT

Specimen Storage and Stability

Store the swab at the following temperature: 

  • Room Temperature: 25°C ± 2°C up to 24 hours

  • Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C up to 4 days

Specimen Rejection

Received > 4 days after collection Not transported at 2°C to 8°C Swab missing

Reference Pages


Monday – Sunday, 16 hours a day 

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory  

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal 


Vibra Health Laboratory  

1307- A, Allen Dr Troy, MI 48083 

(248) 846-0663

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