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MEASLES VIRUS ISOLATION

Synonym(s):

​Measles Virus Culture

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash, throat/nasopharyngeal swabs, sputum

Urine in urine culture bottle

6 mL unclotted blood in EDTA tube

Brain and skin biopsies

Send samples (except urine & blood) 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 – 14 days
Negative report : 14 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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