|Alternate:||Wound Viral Culture|
|Available:||Daily 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up the same day.|
|Turnaround:||Negatives reported at 14 days, positives as identified|
|Specimen:||Sterile swab of wounds|
|Volume:||Sterile swab (no swabs with woodens shafts please) or any fluid placed in Viral/Chlamydia transport media|
|Container:||Viral/Chlamydia transport media|
|Temperature:||Transport on ice. Refrigerate if transport is delayed more than one hour.|
|Rejection:||Specimen not submitted in Viral/Chlamydia transport media|
|Normal:||No virus isolated|
|Uses:||Detects and identifies viruses causing infections in wounds.
Detectable Viruses - Adenovirus, CMV, Enterovirus, HSV, VZV
|Limitations:||Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out viral infection.
If Adenovirus, CMV, HSV, or VZV is the only virus suspected, PCR is more sensitive and specific and has a turnaround time of 1 day.
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