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Dengue virus serotyping by real-time RT-PCR

Health testing

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Dengue virus serotyping by real-time RT-PCR

Organisms

Dengue virus serotype 1, 2, 3, 4

Requested for surveillance

yes

Notice required

yes

Sample requirements

Serum (~3 mL) collected within 7 days of illness onset

Urine (~50mL) collected within 15 days of illness onset

Pre-transport requirements

5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours

Transport requirements

5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours

How results reported

Dengue virus serotype 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 detected or not detected

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