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Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) PCR

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Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) PCR
Organisms RSV (Family: Paramyxoviridae; Subfamily: Pneumovirinae; Genus: Pneumovirus)
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required yes
Culture requirements Clinical specimens: nasopharyneal swabs/aspirates, throat/nasal swabs or washes, tracheal secretions, etc. (Please provide as detailed clinical information as possible).
Media requirements Viral transport medium
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
How results reported Report will state PCR results for the specimen
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