On Wednesday (4 April), the Croydon blood transfusion service went live with the Immucor system. Immucor is the leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products in the UK. The new system is fully automated and has high accuracy.
|Reporting frequency||1-3 days|
The Respiratory viral PCR includes Influenza A, Influenza A (H1N1), Influenza B, Coronaviruses NL63, 229E, OC43 and HKU1, Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3 and 4, Human Metapneumovirus A and B, Rhinovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Viruses A and B, Adenovirus, Enterovirus, Parechovirus, Bocavirus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. NPA, BAL4, ETT4. Washings or a nasopharyngeal aspirate in the case of infants are better than swabs for recovering viruses from the throat; ask the patient to gargle with about 5 mL of sterile water for 10-15 seconds then spit into a sterile container.
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