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94501-4Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) RNA [Presence] in Respiratory specimen by NAA with probe detectionActive

Part Description

LP173753-7   Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by the virus Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronovirus (MERS-CoV). The illness was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, but was later found to have originated in Jordan in 2012. MERS has been found in camels leading to speculation that they may be the initial reservoir for the virus. The largest outbreak of MERS that has occurred outside of the Arabian Peninsula was in the Republic of Korea in 2015 and was linked to an individual who had been traveling in the Arabian Peninsula. The virus is probably spread through respiratory secretions from infected individuals though the exact mode of transmission is under investigation. Infection with MERS begins with an incubation period of 5-6 days followed by a severe acute illness that involves fever, shortness of breath and for patients with comorbidities or reduced immunity can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure. The mortality rate of MERS is 3-4 out of 10 people who are infected, though most of the people who die have underlying conditions. In addition, some people experience only cold-like symptoms and others have no symptoms at all. In the United States, most state laboratories are approved to test for MERS-CoV using the real-time reverse transcription-PCR assay developed by the CDC. The assay can be run on respiratory, serum and stool specimens.[CDC:coronavirus/mers] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus RNA

Additional Names

Short Name
MERS-CoV RNA Resp Ql NAA+probe
Display Name
MERS-CoV RNA NAA+probe Ql (Resp)
Consumer Name Alpha
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Respiratory

Example Answer List LL360-9

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Positive Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:10828004 Positive (qualifier value) LA6576-8
Negative Copyright http://snomed.info/sct ID:260385009 Negative (qualifier value) LA6577-6

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Last Updated
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
92143-7 Respiratory pathogens DNA and RNA panel - Respiratory specimen by NAA with probe detection
94499-1 Respiratory viral pathogens DNA and RNA panel - Respiratory specimen Qualitative by NAA with probe detection

Member of these Groups

LG50060-9 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus RNA|PrThr|Sys:ANYResp

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
中东呼吸综合征冠状病毒 RNA:存在情况或阈值:时间点:呼吸道:序数型:探针法.基因扩增.靶向
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus RNA:aanwezigheid:moment:luchtwegen:ordinaal:moleculaire techniek (PCR)
fr-FRFrench (France)
Coronavirus MERS ARN:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Respiratoire:Qualitatif:PCR amplification de cible
de-DEGerman (Germany)
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) RNA:Nachweis oder Schwellenwert:Zeitpunkt:Respirationstrakt:Ordinal:Zielfragmentamplifikation mit Sondendetektion
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Sindrome respiratoria mediorientale da Coronavirus (MERS) RNA:PrThr:Pt:Respiratorio:Ord:Sonda.amp.tar
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Síndrome respiratorio de Oriente Medio coronavirus ARN:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Espécimen respiratorio:Ordinal:Amplificación de ácidos nucleicos con detección de sonda
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Coronavirus del sindrome respiratorio de Oriente medio RNA:PrThr:Punto temporal:Respiratorio:Ord:Sonda con amplificación dirigida

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