|Alternate:||Tissue Biopsy Culture Viral|
|Includes:||Viral isolation and identification, including rapid CMV (Cytomegalovirus), in tissue biopsy samples.|
|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.
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