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Electron microscopic examination of samples

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Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Electron microscopic examination of samples
Organisms Orf virus (family: Poxviridae; Genus: Parapoxvirus) Molluscum contagiosum (family: Poxviridae; Genus: Molluscipoxvirus)Unidentifiable virus in an outbreak situation
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required yes
Culture requirements Fresh specimens containing high concentration of virus particles, ie, vesicular fluids for Orf virus, molluscum contagiosum virus
Media requirements Viral transport media
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
How results reported Report will state the electron microscopic result for the specimen
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