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Haemorrhagic fever viruses

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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
Laboratory Notes:

Discuss with Infectious diseases and VIDRL before sending. Phone VIDRL 9342 2628

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