Lab Test : Viral Culture - Tissue/Biopsy

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Alternate:Tissue Biopsy Culture Viral
Includes:Viral isolation and identification, including rapid CMV (Cytomegalovirus), in tissue biopsy samples.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:TSVC
Available:Daily 24 hours. Specimens received before 1 PM are set up same day.
Turnaround:Negatives reported at 21 days, positives as identified
Specimen:Tissue biopsy sample. Please specify the source.
Volume:Tissue biopsy 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:Tissue collected in formalin or other fixative.
Normal:No virus isolated.
Uses:Detects and identifies viral infection in tissue specimens.

Detectable Viruses - varies depending on site; may include Adenovirus, CMV, Enterovirus, HSV, Influenza A/B, Parainfluenza 1/2/3/4, RSV, VZV
Limitations:Proper specimen collection and transport are critical in the detection of etiological agents. A negative result does not rule out a viral infection.

Suspected Adenovirus, CMV, and VZV in Tissue should include an order for detection by PCR.
Method:Culture
 

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