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Eye Swabs – Virology

Microbiology


Specimen

Eye swab

Specimen container

Red topped viral Copan swab

Test Usage

Diagnosis of viral infections of the eye

Tests routinely undertaken

HSV (herpes simplex) PCR

VZV  (Varicella zoster) PCR

Adenovirus PCR

Reference Laboratory

Sent to Reference Laboratory

Processing Time

7 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory to discuss urgent tests

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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