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Dengue PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml EDTA blood  or serum (1ml if paediatric) , purple top, Provide specific travel and exposure history with dates and length of stay, please state if rural areas visited and/or animal exposure


Turnaround Time: 3-5 working days

Detection of Dengue virus RNA in blood

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: PHE Porton