• Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

  • Medical Research Institute - Sri Lanka

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Herpes Simplex

Herpes Simplex virus Real time typing PCR  test (qualitative assay)

Brief   guideline for sample acceptance

 

 

Request

Time of sample collection

Sample type/ Volume/ Container

Test Availability

Transport and short term storage

Very brief history is mandatory
 
 
Fill all the other fields in the request form very clearly.
 
Container should be properly label
Preferred before starting  antivirals 1.Blood in EDTA tube or plain  red top tube,
minimum 2mL volume
 
2.CSF into sterile tube minimum 200uL
 
3.Swabs in 2.0mL, Viral Transport Media
 
Heparinized or very low volume samples
may not be accepted for testing
 
The assay is performed minimum of
2 times per week depending on the test volume
Specimen should be transported to the laboratory at 2 to 8°C as soon as possible,
if in delay they may be stored in the refrigerator at 2 to 8°C up to 2 days before being tested

 
Dr. J.I. Abeynayake
Consultant Medical Virologist
Department of Virology
Medical Research Institute
Thelephone:  +94 71 9900940

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