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Poliovirus isolation for acute flaccid paralysis surveillance

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Poliovirus isolation for acute flaccid paralysis surveillance
Organisms Poliovirus (family: Picornaviridae; Genus: Enterovirus; Groups: Poliovirus types 1-3)
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required yes
Culture requirements Two faecal specimens taken at least 24 hours apart and within 14 days of the onset of paralysis
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
How results reported Report will state the isolation and/or typing result for the specimen
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