Lab Test

Respiratory Virus Culture

Specimen Collection Criteria

This test is no longer orderable. Please refer to Culture, Virus.


Specimen Stabililty:
Ambient: 2 hours
Refrigerated (2- 8o C): 3 days
DO NOT FREEZE SPECIMENS AT -20o C. Storage at -20oC and repeated freeze/thaw cycles destroy viral infectivity.

If longer delays are anticipated, specimens should be frozen rapidly on dry ice and stored at -70oC

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