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Measles virus genotyping

Clinical Virology Laboratory

This test is referred to Canterbury Health Laboratories.

 

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Measles virus genotyping

Organisms

Measles virus (Family: Paramyxoviridae; Subfamily: Paramyxovirinae; Genus: Morbillivirus)

Requested for surveillance

no

Notice required

yes

Sample requirements

Clinical specimens: Urine, nasopharyneal swabs/aspirates, throat/nasal swabs or washes, serum samples, etc. (Please provide as much 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 genotyping results for the specimen

Referral link

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