Measles, mumps, rubella virus culture

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Clinical Virology Laboratory
Lab location NCBID Wallaceville
Test name Measles, mumps, rubella virus culture
Organisms Measles virus (family: Paramyxoviridae; Genus: Morbillivirus)Mumps virus (family: Paramyxoviridae; Genus: Paramyxovirus)Rubella (family: Togaviridae; Genus: Rubivirus)
Requested for surveillance yes
Notice required yes
Culture requirements Preferred specimens for measles virus isolation: urine, throat/nasopharyngeal secretions, whole blood (leukocytes), CSF, autopsy/biopsy tissues (brain, lung, skin), etc, during early acute phase of the infection. Preferred specimens for mumps virus isola
Media requirements Viral transport media
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
Transport requirements 5 ± 3°C within 24 hours
How results reported Report will state viral culture result for the specimen
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