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 Recent changes for Coronavirus PCR

Recent changes for Coronavirus PCR

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24th January 2020
Alternative names

extended panel PCR, MERS PCR, novel coronavirus PCR, Respiratory Virus NAD, SARS PCR

extended panel PCR, MERS PCR, novel coronavirus PCR, Respiratory Virus NAD, SARS PCR, novel Wuhan

24th January 2020
Alternative names

Respiratory Virus NAD, SARS PCR

Respiratory Virus NAD, SARS PCR, extended panel PCR, novel coronavirus PCR, MERS PCR

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RESPCR

RESPX

Coronavirus PCR

Ordering information:

*Contact Infectious Diseases/Infection Prevention and Control teams before ordering*

NB: SARS/MERS Coronaviruses are notifiable to the Department of Health  & Human Services (DHHS) upon initial diagnosis or clinical suspicion by telephone on 1300 651 160 (24/7)

Alternate names:
extended panel PCR, MERS PCR, novel coronavirus PCR, novel Wuhan, Respiratory Virus NAD, SARS PCR
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
RESPX
Specimen types:
Nasopharyngeal swab
Nasopharyngeal Aspirate
Sputum
Bronchial Washings
Broncho-alveolar Lavage
Container types:
Viral Transport Media- Nasopharyngeal
Respiratory aspiration pot
Sterile Jar
Viral Transport Media- Nasopharyngeal
Collection Instructions:

Sent to Reference Laboratory. Tests available for common cold associated coronaviruses OC43 &229E and the SARS-related coronavirus. 

Contact Microbiology before requesting SARS PCR on 9895 3475.

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

June 2010 : Coronavirus included in Respiratory virus panel

Contact VIDRL on 9342 2628 before requesting SARS tests.

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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