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Respiratory viruses isolation

Test Code:

BC9999

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Transport Medium

Specimen Requirement

Throat swab, sputum, endotracheal tube aspirate, preferrably nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) or bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and biopsy. Require transport media. Refrigerate samples until transport to Lab. DO NOT FREEZE.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

Positive report: 1 - 7 days Negative report : 21 days For enterovirus - final report with enterovirus typing results 4 - 8 weeks.

Reference Value(s)

 

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Virology

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs
Sat: 0800 hrs - 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Respiratory viruses isolation RV0143 BC9999
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