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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
Laboratory Notes:

This is a PC4 level pathogen. Requests for PCR must be discussed with the Department of Health and Infectious Diseases in advance. Place all specimens in Biosafety Cabinet and wait for instructions.Do not process specimens without approval to do so.

Contact VIDRL  9342 2628

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