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Flu A, Flu B, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology

Requirement: nose/throat swabs virus transport medium, remel tube MR4 media (red topped, pink liquid),

Turnaround Time: 1 day (Winter period only)

PCR for the detection of influenza A, B and RSV in respiratory samples.

Please contact laboratory if extended PCR required

Other Comments:

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

Factors known to significantly affect results: Incorrect transport medium