Urine in cases of cystitis Nasopharyngeal aspirate, brochoalveolar lavage, sputum, endotracheal tube aspirate, throat swab in respiratory disease Conjunctival swab or scraping in conjunctivitis or keratoconjunctivitis Send samples (except urine) in Virus Transport Medium. (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Positive or Negative
Positive report : 2 – 21 days Positive report with typing results : 2 – 6 weeks Negative report : 21 days
Monday – Saturday