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Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) PCR

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) PCR

Organisms

hMPV (Family: Paramyxoviridae; Subfamily: Pneumovirinae; Genus: Metapneumovirus)

Requested for surveillance

no

Notice required

yes

Sample 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

Referral link

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