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Electron microscopic examination of samples

Clinical Virology Laboratory


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

NCBID Wallaceville

Test name

Adenovirus typing


Orf virus (family: Poxviridae; Genus: Parapoxvirus) Molluscum contagiosum (family: Poxviridae; Genus: Molluscipoxvirus)Unidentifiable virus in an outbreak situation

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample 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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