Lab Test : Viral Culture - Fluid (SPECIFY SITE)

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Alternate:Body Fluid for Viral Culture; Fluid Viral Culture
Includes:Viral isolation and identification from body fluids, including rapid identification of CMV.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:FLVC
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.
Volume:1 mL
Container:Sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.
Rejection:N/A
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.
Method:Culture
 

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