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Respiratory PCR

Category Bacteriology Medical Microbiology
Reporting frequency TAT - 24 hrs

Collection conditions

For nasopharyngeal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage, endotracheal aspirate, nose swab, throat swab, nose and throat swab, nasopharyngeal swab (NPS). In order to ensure a same day result, specimens should be received in the microbiology laboratory by 9:30am for RPCR.

Additional information

Original samples are stored for 1 month

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