Enterovirus Isolation

Test Method
Enterovirus (poliovirus) isolation by cell culture. Confirmatory testing by RT-PCR.
Specimen Required
Cases of acute flaccid paralysis: two faecal specimens collected more than 24 hours apart and within 14 days of onset of paralysis. Other clinical specimens and non-clinical samples as requested.
Spec Type Min
Two grams faeces from cases of acute flaccid paralysis.
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
14 Days
Normal Ranges
N/A
Reference Ranges
N/A
Cut Off Lower
N/A
Units of Measurement
N/A
Related Tests
Poliovirus Intratypic Differentiation and Vaccine Derived Poliovirus, Poliovirus Sequencing, Enterovirus Detection, Enterovirus Typing
Billing Advice
N/A
Contact
9342 9607