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MERS-CoV virus real-time RT-PCR

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Clinical Virology Laboratory

Lab location

NCBID Wallaceville

Test name

MERS-CoV virus real-time RT-PCR

Organisms

MERS-Coronavirus

Requested for surveillance

yes

Notice required

yes

Sample requirements

Respiratory specimens such as nasopharyngeal aspirate, throat/nasal swab, bronchial wash, autopsy/biopsy etc.

Pre-transport requirements

5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours

Transport requirements

5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours

How results reported

MERS-Coronavirus detected or not detected

Referral link

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