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Ebola virus PCR

Ordering information:

This is a PC4 level pathogen. Requests for PCR must be discussed with the Department of Health and Infectious Diseases prior to testing.

Go to link below for Department of Health  Initial Management of Suspected EVD Flowchart

http://ehweb02/eh%20intranet/inf_control/ebola.shtml

 

Alternate names:
Miscellaneous NAD (mention Ebola Virus NAD in the order comment in EMR)
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
OPCR
Specimen types:
Blood
Nasopharyngeal swab
Container types:
EDTA
Viral Transport Media - Nasopharyngeal
EDTA
Collection Instructions:

Transport at room temperature

Minimum Adult Volume:
0.2 mL
Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 days
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW