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Coronavirus PCR, novel (2019-nCoV)

Alternate Names
Coronavirus
Ordering Information

Consider novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in patients with fever and respiratory symptoms who recently travelled to anywhere in China but in particular Wuhan, China.

Investigate and manage patients for respiratory illness using standard practices.

The Medical Microbiologist (94965261) or the Microbiology Department (94965872) must also be telephoned to arrange urgent testing.

Collect a dedicated sample for this test request.

Respiratory Swabs: Prefer swabs in viral transport media (VTM), otherwise green top viral swabs or dry swabs.

Other Sample Types: Serum, NPAs, sputums, bronchial washings (BW), bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs).

Novel Coronavirus Information Sheet for Primary and Community Health Workers Version 2.pdf

Communique from Chief Medical Officers.pdf

 

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Swab
Container
Swab - viral (green)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
As required