|Mnemonic: ||[C Vir NonR]|
|Name: ||Culture, Viral Non-Respiratory|
|Specimen: || Specimen Required: Collect: Eye swab, lesion, stool, tissue (brain, colon, kidney, liver, etc.), or urine.|
--Fluid or Stool: Transfer to sterile, leak-proof container.
--Swabs or Tissue: Place in viral transport media.
Place each specimen in a separate, individually sealed bag.
Send fluids in a sterile, leak-proof container.
Unacceptable conditions: calcium alginate, eSwab, dry, or wood swabs.
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 3 days refrigerated.|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 2006498|
| Method: ||Culture|
|Note: ||Viruses that can be isolated by culture include:|
--Herpes Simplex virus
Virus specific tests by PCR are recommended and are individually orderable at ARUP.
|Processing Info: ||Sent out on a Manual Requisition Form though Microbiology. |
Write source on both the sample container and on the requisition.
If a specific virus is supected, please indicate the virus on the request slip.