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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCRNA
Method

Detection of Human Coronavirus RNA. Reverse Transcriptase PCR.

External Price$111.78(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Consultation with microbiologist required.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Sample Requirements for Respiratory Virus PCR©

Specimens:

The preferred samples for respiratory viral PCR are:
• Nasopharyngeal swab or aspirate in virus transport medium (VTM)
• Nasal wash
• Sputum
• Lower respiratory tract specimens (BAL, BW)

Samples should be taken as early as possible within the first 3-5 days after onset of symptoms.

For instructions on collection of respiratory specimens refer to the Respiratory Specimen Collection Protocol.
 

Patient SpecimenSee written protocols.
Sample Delivery to LabAt 4C (on wet ice or chilly pad).
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
Contact Details** Unknown email address **
Contact Phone Number03-3640416 / ext. 80416
Test AvailabilityDaily Mon-Fri. Weekends and after hours after consultation.
Turnaround Time24 hours.
Delphic Number Test Number7365

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