|Alternate:||Body Fluid for Viral Culture; Fluid Viral Culture|
|Includes:||Viral isolation and identification from body fluids, including rapid identification of CMV.|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours, Specimens received before 1 PM set up same day|
|Turnaround:||Negatives reported at 21 days, positives as identified|
|Specimen:||Duodenal, Pleural, Peritoneal, Pericardial or Synovial fluids - when ordering please specify the site.|
|Temperature:||Room temperature. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.|
|Normal:||No virus isolated.|
|Uses:||Detects and identifies viral infection in body fluids.|
|Limitations:||Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not necessarily rule out viral infection.
Please designate site and notify the Virology Lab if looking for Mumps or Measles.
Please be sure to specifiy the site when ordering a Fluid Viral Culture.
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