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Parechovirus

Ordering Information

This test detects Parechovirus RNA.

Swabs (for example from rectum and eye): Viral swabs in viral transport media (VTM) or Green top swabs are preferred.

Serum, CSF, EDTA blood and Faeces.

If this test is urgent please contact the Medical Microbiologist or phone the Molecular Diagnostics Department.

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
CSF
Faeces
Fluid
Rectal swab
Respiratory specimen
Throat swab
Container
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
EDTA (purple)
Faecal Pot (Brown topped)
Sterile CSF tube
Swab - viral (green)
Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
On demand