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Haemorrhagic fever viruses

Ordering information:

These viruses are PC4 level pathogens. Requests for PCR or serology must be discussed with the lMicrobiology laboratory in advance. Infectious Diseases approval required.

Alternate names:
Crimean-Congo virus, Ebola virus, Lassa fever virus, Marburg fever virus, Rift valley fever virus
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Specimen types:
Blood
Nasopharyngeal swab
Container types:
ACD
EDTA
Viral Transport Media- Nasopharyngeal
ACD
Collection Instructions:

Whole blood (ACD or EDTA) or respiratory specimens collected with a plain swab (no transport medium) required for PCR.

Serum required for serology (if available).

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"

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