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Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) typing PCR

Clinical Virology Laboratory


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) PCR


RSV (Family: Paramyxoviridae; Subfamily: Pneumovirinae; Genus: Pneumovirus)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


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

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