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Foreign Traveller Screen (Imported Fever Screen)

Microbiology


   

Specimen

Blood (serum)

Specimen container

Gold topped clotted ( 5ml) x2

EDTA (pink topped) (5ml)

Special Instructions

Please complete the “returning traveller” form and send with request – click here for form

Please refer to the Ambulatory Pathway document on the HUB intranet: “fever in the returning traveller”

Test Usage

Please contact the Consultant Microbiologist if you require these tests. There are potentially many tests available for diagnosis of exotic diseases from patients who have returned from abroad and detailed clinical information is required for best test selection.

Availability

Sent to Reference Laboratories

Processing Time

1-2 weeks

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Urgency of testing will be discussed

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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