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Adenovirus PCR (swabs/fluids)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Swab (specify anatomical site), remel tube MR4 media (red topped, pink liquid),

Include details of underlying conditions or immunosupression


Turnaround Time:

3 days (may be performed in house as part of multiplex assay)

Detection of Adenovirus DNA in fluids and swabs. Adenovirus is a common cause of respiratory and eye infection.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Reference Lab: Manchester PHE