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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Test
RSV Viral swab PCR
CategoryMicrobiology - Virology
Code
FLU
Request form
RSV is tested as part of the FLU panel. FLU requests can be found on ICE. Include relevant clinical information, travel history as well as date of onset on the ICE request/request form. Nose and/or throat swabs are required to perform PCR tests and ITU patients should also have a sputum or bronchial secretion sample to accompany the swabs.
Test information
RSV testing is a PCR based test for inpatients.
Pre-analytical
Samples should be delivered to the laboratory as soon as possible. If there is a delay, samples should be refrigerated.
Tube type
Viracult green-topped swab
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Assay frequency
urgent
TAT Inpatient (urgent)
24 hours for in house testing
Page last updated: 08 September 2021