Tested for as part of a multiplex PCR test to diagnose presence of virus which may or may not be the cause of respiratory disease.
|NPA BAL Tracheal aspirate- send secretions in white universal. Nose and throat combined swab -Red topped UTM Viral swab
|Respiratory testing at weekends is normally performed on Sundays only except in peak influenza season
|Sputum samples may be tested after discussion with consultant virologist
|LGI Microbiology Department
|Samples should reach the laboratory by 9:30am for same day testing
|IP Routine TAT
|GP Routine TAT