This week, the newly refurbished Immunology and Emergency Department (ED) laboratories at St George’s Hospital were officially opened by Trust Managing Director Kate Slemeck and Chief Operating Officer Anne Brierley. A ribbon cutting was held at each laboratory and Kate and Anne were given a tour around the refurbished spaces by laboratory staff. The Immunology […]
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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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