Microbiology - Virology
Human Coronavirus RNA
Sample Requirements for Respiratory Virus PCR
The preferred samples for respiratory viral PCR are:
• Nasopharyngeal swab or aspirate in virus transport medium (VTM)
• Nasal wash
• Lower respiratory tract specimens (BAL, BW)
Samples should be taken as early as possible within the first 3-5 days after onset of symptoms.
For instructions on collection of respiratory specimens refer to the Respiratory Specimen Collection Protocol
Chilled (2 - 8 degrees Celsius)
Detection of Human Coronavirus RNA. Reverse Transcriptase PCR.
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