Infectious Disease Laboratories:Virology
NPH or throat or pharynx swab, nose, nasal wash, tracheal aspirate, sputum, bronchial aspirate or washings, conjunctiva.
Fluids 1.0 mL, Swab specimen extracted into M4M transport medium
Cause for rejection:
Specimen dry, not in proper M4M, not kept cold during transport, not received in sterile container, or excessive delay in transport.
Spin-amplified svc w/ Adeno specific IFA stain
Adenovirus associated with gastroenteritis (i.e. enteric types 40+41) will not be picked up by IFA.
OC Power Word:
Reference range: No Adenovirus isolated (Positives called)