Testing Protocol for Virology

Routine Testing Protocols for Virus Detection

 

 

 

Specimen
Viruses Tested
Clinical / Comments
Respiratory Specimens
RSV
Influenza A (including H1N1)
Influenza B
Parainfluenza (Types 1-4)
Adenovirus
Rhinovirus
Human Metapneumovirus
 
Herpes simplex virus
Cytomegalovirus
Varicella zoster virus
Additional tests for
Immunocompromised
Neonates
Genital Swabs
Herpes simplex virus
Must send separate specimens and forms
 
Chlamydia
Genital Ulcerative Disease (GUD) screening (includes HSV1&2, T. pallidum and H. ducreyi)
Urine
Adenovirus
Polyomavirus
Immunocompromised
Cytomegalovirus
Children under 16 years
Chlamydia
Genito-Urinary
Skin Swabs
Vesicular Fluids
Herpes simplex virus
Varicella zoster virus
 
Mouth Swabs
Herpes simplex virus
 
Eye Swab
Adenovirus
Herpes simplex virus
Enterovirus
 
Vitreous Fluid
Herpes simplex virus
Cytomegalovirus
Varicella zoster virus
Epstein-Barr Virus
 
Faeces
Adenovirus
Enterovirus
Adult >5 <60 yrs with symptoms additional to d&v
Rotavirus
Adenovirus
Children <=5 yrs
Adults >= 60 yrs
Norovirus
As part of outbreak

 

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