A study carried out by Microbiologists at St George’s Hospital, using test data from South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories, shows that patients with laboratory evidence of Covid-19 in the first wave of the pandemic were 94% protected against reinfection in the second wave.
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - 24 hrs|
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.
Original samples are stored for 1 month
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