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Mumps PCR (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:MPR
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:See Under Collection Instructions
Container Types:
See Under Collection Instructions
Collection & Request Instructions:

Acceptable specimens:

CSF (at least 100 microlitres)

Nasopharyngeal aspirate

Nose/throat swab in viral transport medium

Saliva swab in viral transport medium

Urine

EDTA blood

Requesting doctor must notify DHS

 

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at ambient temperature