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Adenovirus PCR

Health testing


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Adenovirus PCR


Adenovirus (family: Adenoviridae; Genus: Mastadenovirus: human adenovirus types 1-49)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Clinical specimens: conjunctival swabs, nasopharyneal swabs/aspirates, throat swabs, leucocytes, urine, stool, CSF, etc. (Please provide as much detailed clinical information as possible).

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 PCR results for the specimen

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