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Hepatitis E PCR

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NOTE : This test will only be performed if requested by Gastroenterology or Infectious Diseases Units.

Laboratory:
Referred Test
Specimen types:
Serum
Blood
Container types:
Plain Tube with gel
ACD
EDTA
Plain Tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Do not send heparinised blood.  Please note that Hepatitis E PCR can only be performed on a sample tube which has NOT been used for other testing.  For this reason, this test cannot be added to previously collected samples.

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Frequency:
As required
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 weeks
Reference Interval:

Lower limit of detection 500 copies/mL

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Contact VIDRL 9342 9615

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