Measles virus PCR
Request when acute measles diagnosis required.
Measles is a Group A Notifiable Disease and requires immediate notification to both IPAC and DHHS by TELEPHONE (1300 651 160) upon clinical suspicion or initial diagnosis (presumptive or confirmed). A throat swab (dry or in UTM) is the preferred specimen. When approval from DHHS is received notify Microbiology to ensure the specimens are processed urgently.
|NTS - nose & throat swab|
|Swab - white top, plain swab, plastic shaft|
Viral Transport Media - Nasopharyngeal
|Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab|
Blood (ACD or EDTA), nose/throat swab, urine or CSF required.
Minimum Adult Volume:
Genotype will be determined if positive.
Result Turnaround Time:
Laboratory Use Only