Investigations Adenovirus
There are over 50 serotypes of adenoviruses which can cause infections of the
respiratory tract, conjunctivae, and gastrointestinal tract. They may also cause
disseminated infection in immunocompromised patients.

Molecular Tests
Adenovirus PCR
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Specimen type Faeces: Collect at least a pea sized amount or 0.5ml into a stool container.
Swabs: Use the Sigma-Virocult swab (GREEN CAPPED) or REMEL swab (RED CAPPED) collection kits.
EDTA: 4ml blood into a EDTA (LAVENDER CAPPED) container.
Ideal time to take specimen  
Labelling requirements click here
How to take the specimen  
Transport to the laboratory If transport is delayed then store at +4°C
Test Times Daily
Turnround 3 to 5 working days
Additional information Bacterial Transport Media (blue swabs), cannot be processed by molecular diagnostic methods.
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