Adenovirus DNA - Eye swabs.
Adenovirus DNA - Respiratory specimens.
Eye specimens - Green top Virocult swabs (Containing viral transport media).
Nasopharyngeal swabs may be tested following a negative result for the three-virus standard respiratory panel. The test may be added on to the same sample, please phone the laboratory.
A dedicated specimen is required.
Samples may be transported to Waikato Hospital Laboratory at room temperature
Processed on Wednesdays
Samples are tested once a week, but urgent samples will be tested on request, please contact the laboratory
Respiratory specimens. Refer to the Clinical Microbiologist. See the intranet laboratory swab guide.