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Measles virus PCR

Clinical Virology Laboratory


Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

NCBID Wallaceville

Test name

Measles virus PCR


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

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Sample requirements

Clinical specimens: Urine, nasopharyneal swabs/aspirates, throat/nasal swabs or washes, serum samples, 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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