Parameter Method Sample Type Significance

1

H1N1 Qualitative

Real Time PCR

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation H1N1 flu in patients within 24 hours

2

H1N1, Inf A & Inf B

Real Time PCR

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation H1N1 flu in patients within 24 hours and to differentiate from seasonal influenza

3

Influenza A virus Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of seasonal influenza

4

Influenza B virus Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of seasonal influenza

5

Parainfluenza virus 1 Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of upper respiratory infection in patients

6

Parainfluenza virus 2 Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of upper respiratory infection in patients

7

Parainfluenza virus 3 Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of pneumonia bronchiolitis

8

RSV Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of respiratory infection

9

Human Meta pneumo virus Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of lower respiratory tract infections complicated by significant wheezing, leading to life-threatening bronchiolitis and pneumonia

10

Hanta virus Qualitative

PCR In- house

Serum

Confirmation of hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) also known as hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS)

11

Corona Qualitative

PCR In- house

Oropharyngeal / Nasopharyngeal swab in VTM

Confirmation of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)CoV

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