Nucleic acid amplification assay (PCR) for the detection of:
Diagnosis of vesicular skin infection (i.e. Herpes, Chicken Pox, Shingles.)
Skin swab of vesicles
Red topped viral Copan swab (see above)
Green topped MWE Virocult Swab (see below)
NB – Enterovirus are not routinely tested for – if you are considering this (e.g. hand, foot + mouth), please request specifically. Please contact the lab to discuss prior to sending.
Performed at RD&E
Up to 7 days