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SARS RT - PCR

Test Code:

BC9999

Synonym(s):

 

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)
Microtube (Paeds)

Specimen Requirement

2X 3mL EDTA blood ( adult ) 10mL plain blood ( adult ) 500uL EDTA blood ( paed ) 1.3 mL plain blood ( paed ) 2-5 mL of aspirate/ sputum swab.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory.Do not freeze.Send sample at 2 - 8 degree C ( with ice-pack). Sample must reach SGH laboratory within 5 hours after collection.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

1 day

Reference Value(s)

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri 0800 hrs– 1700 hrs , Sat 0800 hrs – 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

In addition to universal precautions, strict barrier precautions and respiratory protection are required in the collection of respiratory samples from patients suspected to be infected with SARS.This includes the use of personal protective equipment like gloves,gowns and apron ,safety eyewear and powered air purifying respirators or N95 marsks.

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

SARS RT - PCR
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