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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
MERS-CoV
CategoryMicrobiology - Virology
Code
FAMR
Request form
Microbiology Requests form
Test information
Sample Processed in house using Rapid Multiplex PCR in conjunction with Consultant Microbiologist
Pre-analytical
Nasopharyngeal swab required for in-house PCR 
 
Sputum sample required for referral to Regional Virus Ref Lab
Tube type
Viral Transport Medium - Green Lid
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Viral swab
Minimum volume
N/A
Assay frequency
Random Access test urgent test as requested
TAT Inpatient (urgent)
2 hours
TAT Inpatient
2 hours
TAT GP/Outpatient
2 hours
Referral lab
24-48hrs
Page last updated: 08 September 2021