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ADENOVIRUS ISOLATION

Synonym(s):

​Adenovirus Culture

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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)

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze.

Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.

Method

​Tissue culture

Test Results

​Reported as Positive or Negative

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Positive report : 2 – 21 days
Positive report with typing results : 2 – 6 weeks
Negative report : 21 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

  • 02 May 2018 12:50 PM

    Changed TAT for positive report with typing results from 4 - 6 weeks to 2 – 6 weeks.

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