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Eye swab (Herpes only)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: conjunctival (eye) swab virus transport medium, remel tube MR4 media (red topped, pink liquid),

Turnaround Time: 1-7 working days

Detection of herpes simplex 1 and 2 DNA

Other Comments:

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

Reference laboratory: Manchester PHE