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Eye Swab – Viral PCR



Eye swab

Specimen container

Red or green topped viral swab

Test Usage

Diagnosis of viral infections of the eye

Tests routinely undertaken:

HSV (herpes simplex) 1 & 2 PCR

Adenovirus PCR

To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Eye viral PCR‘ or test code ‘LAB9244

Reference Laboratory

Sent to UKHSA South West (Severn Pathology), Bristol

Processing Time

7 -14 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory to discuss urgent tests

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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