CMV, HSV, VZV, Toxoplasma gondii
For simultaneous detection of cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus and Toxoplasma gondii. This test is especially useful for limited volume samples (e.g. eye fluid, CSF).
(a) Vitreous or eye tap: As much sample as possible. Collect sample in a sterile leak-proof container or in a syringe with needle removed. (b) CSF: At least 0.5 mL of undiluted sample in a sterile and leak-proof screw-capped container without any additives. (c) Swab for vesicles: Use Dacron-tipped swabs. Sample base of lesions vigorously and send dry in swab sheath.
Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample at 2 - 8°C (with an ice-pack). Sample must reach the laboratory within 24 hours after collection.
Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (In-house Real-time)
Detected, Not Detected or Inconclusive
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