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Measles virus RT-PCR

Test Code:

BA0107

Synonym(s):

 

Specimen Container

Sterile container without any media for NPA
Use red-capped flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium (UTM) for nasopharyngeal collection.

Specimen Requirement

NPA / Nasopharyngeal swab

Specimen Storage / Transport

Dispatch as soon as possible or store at 4oC before transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

1 - 2 days

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Molecular Micro

Contact Number

6394 1382

Day and Time Performed

Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs to 1800 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1730

Sat: 0800hrs to 1300 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1230

Sun: 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs
Last specimen receipt time: 1500

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Samples should be collected as soon as possible after the onset of the measles rash.
PCR detection is generally successful up to 3-4 days after the onset of the rash and can be successful up to 7 days.

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Measles virus RT-PCR BA0107
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