Cytomegalovirus shell vial
Varicella zoster Culture
Herpes simplex shell vial
Herpes simplex Culture
VIRAL CULTURE INCLUDING CMV
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Diagnosing viral infections.
Negative. If positive, virus is identified.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
SWAB: collect ocular, rectal, dermal, or oral swab specimen using dacron or rayon swab with an aluminum or plastic shaft; do not use swab with calcium alginate tip or wooden shaft. Place swab in in M4RT, M4 or M5 transport and refrigerate. FLUID: place 1 mL CSF or other body fluid in a sterile tube or container and refrigerate. TISSUE: place tissue in a sterile container with 1-2 mL of sterile saline or M4RT (or M4, or M5) transport media and refrigerate. STOOL: Place 5-10 g stool in a sterile container and refrigerate. Dermal and oral specimens are only acceptable for enterovirus culture: for dermal or oral specimens for hand-foot-and-mouth disease or enterovirus, clearly indicate "enterovirus" on request.